A 22-year-old member asked:
Will taking vitamins prevent heart disease?
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Pediatrics 28 years experience
Unlikely: Heart disease may be effected by some vitamins, but mostly it is a life-style disease. You are far more likely to lessen your chance of developing heart disease by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. It won't matter how many vitamins you take if you don't eat well and don't exercise.
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Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Most likely but: A recent study suggests mutivits don't prevent heart disease in men but many other studies suggest vitamins are likely to prevent heart disease.In his book stop america's #1 killer dr. Thomas levy argues vit c deficiency is a main cause of heart disease. Vitamins that lower homocysteine (b6, b12, folate) reduce risk. Vit e prevents LDL cholesterol from oxidizing.Vit d & k likely help. See comment:.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
What should I do to help prevent heart disease?
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Cardiology 32 years experience
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