From Melaleuca: Study finds consistent multivitamin use may reduce the risk of heart attacks for women

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition offers women another great reason to take nutritional supplements every day—a link to reduced risk of heart attack.

This study, conducted with 30,000 women with no history of cardiovascular disease, found that the use of multivitamins alone—compared with no use of multivitamins—was associated with a 27 percent lower risk of myocardial infarction (more commonly known as heart attack).

The study found that women using multivitamins together with other nutritional supplements fared even better, achieving a 30 percent lower risk of myocardial infarction.

While researchers agree that further studies should be conducted to better determine the effect various types and amounts of vitamins and minerals have on reducing the risk, the study lends credibility to previous observational studies. A prior Dutch study found a 51 percent lower risk of incidence of myocardial infarction in elderly women who take a multivitamin daily. (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 69, No. 2). Additionally, an American study observed that the combined use of a multivitamin plus supplements of vitamins A, C, or E to be associated with a 25 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease mortality.

While there are a number of factors at work, researchers suggested the protective effects of multivitamins on preventing heart attack may be due to antioxidant vitamins—such as vitamin C and E—as well as B vitamins and minerals present in the multivitamin formula. According to the study, “Even if multivitamins contain low amounts of antioxidant vitamins… they may be involved in mitigating the atherosclerotic process by scavenging free radicals.”

While Melaleuca‘s products were not used in the study and are not marketed or promoted as a cure, treatment, or preventative for heart disease, the study should come as good news for users of The Vitality Pack® powered by Oligo™ given that as Oligo has been scientifically proven to maximize mineral absorption while protecting the potency of antioxidant vitamins better than traditional non-Oligo forms.

Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2010.29371
“Multivitamin use and the risk of myocardial infarction: a population-based cohort of Swedish women”
Authors: S. Rautiainen, A. Åkesson, E.B. Levitan, R. Morgenstern, M.A Mittlemanand, A. Wolk

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