In today's Health Matters, You might want to hit pause before you stock up on those supplements.
A new study in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine concluded older women who use some common dietary vitamin and mineral supplements may have an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and cancer. The researchers found the use of your basic multivitamin, B-6, Folic acid and Iron, to name a few, was associated with a higher risk of death for women around the age of 61.
One of the authors says previous studies have indicated there is not a positive effect from taking vitamins, but this is the first one to show a mortality risk.
The vitamin industry says the study does not warrant concern for older women.