Supplements in Question

Oct. 15, 2019 at 2:48pm

Americans have had an obsession with dietary supplements as a quick and easy way to get cardioprotective nutrition.  The problem is that when tested in rigorous clinical trials, many are shown to do little to protect cardiac health.


Getting certain nutrients from food can certainly reduce cardiac risk, but getting the nutrients from supplements is not the same.  A recent study found that two in 16 nutritional supplements recommended for preventing cardiovascular disease offered any protection, and even those two (omega-3 fatty acids and folic acid) had uncertain evidence.

The bottom line: get your nutrients from eating foods.  I recommend the Mediterranean diet as a great way to bolster cardiovascular protection.

Posted in Health Info by Joe

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