Wasted on women?
Prolonged multivitamin use appears to benefit men – but not women.
Multivitamin use has no effect on the risk of hypertension in women, according to a 2016 study involving 28,157 women published in the Journal of Hypertension.
Similarly, a 2017 study of 86,142 women aged 34 to 59, published in the European Journal of Neurology, found that multivitamin use had no impact on the risk of strokes.
These findings contrast slightly with a 2016 study focused on multivitamin use amongst men. Researchers followed 18,500 male physicians for 12.2 years and observed that those who had used a multivitamin for 20 years or more at entry to the study had a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes.