Dietary Supplements: Vitamin pills do not protect against stroke

One in four Germans takes vitamin tablets, but researchers do not see any benefit. In your view, the money can be spent more wisely.

Dietary Supplements: Vitamin pills do not protect against stroke

Vitamin tablets, according to a new study, do not reduce risk of falling ill with a stroke or heart attack. Experts from German Society for Neurology (DGN) and German Stroke Society (DSG) recommend consumers in a joint communication to pay attention to a healthy diet and to make ir money into a sports club Invest. The scientists are relying on a survey of US doctors for cardiologist Joonseok Kim. Among or things, y had evaluated 18 studies with more than two million participants.

According to DGN, every fourth German consumer takes nutritional supplements. With products such as vitamin A, C, D and E, with calcium, magnesium or iron, trade in year 2015, according to Consumer Central Federal Association, converted around 1.1 billion euros.

The result is sobering and shows that dietary supplements have no benefit (here is a detailed article on this) for population, said DGN Secretary General Peter Berlit. The US researchers have also looked for individual population groups, which might benefit from food additives. However, result was always negative – no matter how long preparations were taken, how old participants were, wher male or female, smoker or non-smoker, sporty or not, it was said in communication.

"Only manufacturers and sellers benefit from se pills. It is, on or hand, clear that lettuce, fruit and vegetables will counteract vascular diseases, "said DSG chairman Armin Grau. There would be vitamins in ir natural environment. Five portions a day are optimal. In addition, it is effective and even more advantageous not to smoke, to drink large amounts of alcohol and to move on a regular basis.

Updated Date: 04 September 2018, 12:00

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