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Vitamin supplements: Experts warn there is no proof multi-vits can prevent cancer or heart disease

Multivitamins are a waste of money for most people and there’s little proof they prevent chronic illnesses.

That’s according to a new report by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent panel of experts.

Scientists said supplements are pointless for healthy people because there’s not enough evidence they reduce the risk of heart disease or cancer.

The booming supplement industry sees Britons spend £430million a year on vitamin or mineral pills, with an estimated 20million taking some form of supplement every day. 

More than half the population take supplements regularly in the US, spending $1.5billion (£1.2bn) annually.

Many claim to be able to reduce the risk of heart problems and cancer, based on results from small studies.

But the new meta analysis of dozens of…


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