Impact of Taking a Multi-Vitamin Supplement

The Impact of Taking a Multi-Vitamin Supplement on Chronic Diseases

from a presentation by

Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, Professor at Tufts University

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Studies show that by JUST the addition of a multivitamin supplement daily:

• 50% reduction of stroke

• 57% reduction of high blood pressure

• 21% reduction of myocardial infarction (heart attack) in men and 34% in women

• 32% reduced risk of arterial disease (study of 46,000 health professionals)

• 70% reduced risk of colon cancer (the more years of past supplementation, the greater the

reduction of risk)

• 45% reduction of colorectal cancer

• 31% reduction cancer risk (study of 13,000 men and women. . . with supplement containing

vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and zinc in same doses as would be found in a multivitamin)

• 37% reduction of all forms of mortality risk

• 50% reduction of days of infectious disease (study of immune system. . . found improved T killer cells, lymphocytes, interleuken 2, antibodies. . . all significantly improved with multivitamin)

• 82% reduction of incidence of infection in Type 2 diabetes and 100% reduction of days

missed work if taking multivitamin

• 42% reduction of risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) (vitamin D)

• 28% reduction of risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women and 34-35% in men

• 70% decline in neural tube birth defects (only 19% decline by increasing consumption of

foods with B vitamins)

• 30% reduction in neuroblastoma (nerve cell tumors in children) if multivitamin taken in early

pregnancy; 40% reduction if supplement in 2nd and 3rd trimesters

85% reduction in diabetic-associated birth defects in women with diabetes

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