Wasted on women?

Pro­longed mul­tivi­ta­min use ap­pears to ben­e­fit men – but not women.

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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.

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