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How effective are multivitamins?
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Poorly effective
In general unless there is an obvious deficit of a particular vitamin it is difficult to associate symptoms to a deficit.
Exceptions are vitamin B12 and vitamin d deficits which are common. If a person has access to a diet that is varied is unlikely to have a deficit unless pt has malabsorption

In brief: Poorly effective
In general unless there is an obvious deficit of a particular vitamin it is difficult to associate symptoms to a deficit.
Exceptions are vitamin B12 and vitamin d deficits which are common. If a person has access to a diet that is varied is unlikely to have a deficit unless pt has malabsorption
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Questionable
Multivitamines are compounds that contens multiple vitamines the value of multivitamines are questionable because most of the food and nutricional suplements are packed with vitamines.
Beside studies done in specific vitamines such as vitamin e, a, c demostrate no evident beneficial efects but they also can acelerated certain type of cancers. The benefit as antioxydants is also questionable.

In brief: Questionable
Multivitamines are compounds that contens multiple vitamines the value of multivitamines are questionable because most of the food and nutricional suplements are packed with vitamines.
Beside studies done in specific vitamines such as vitamin e, a, c demostrate no evident beneficial efects but they also can acelerated certain type of cancers. The benefit as antioxydants is also questionable.
Dr. Hector Gerardo Amaya Chinchilla
Dr. Hector Gerardo Amaya Chinchilla
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Proven effective
There is a large body of research showing that that taking a multivitamin can help prevent heart disease, strokes, cancer, osteoporosis & degenerative neurological diseases like parkinson's & alzheimer's.
Even the conservative mainstream ama advises all adults take a multivitamin! it's important to choose a good one-see http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ see my comment for jama's research summary:.

In brief: Proven effective
There is a large body of research showing that that taking a multivitamin can help prevent heart disease, strokes, cancer, osteoporosis & degenerative neurological diseases like parkinson's & alzheimer's.
Even the conservative mainstream ama advises all adults take a multivitamin! it's important to choose a good one-see http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ see my comment for jama's research summary:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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