Vitamins from food - not supplements- linked with good health

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A new study shows that only nutrients from food, not supplements are efficient. The results support the idea that there are beneficial associations with nutrients from foods that aren't seen with supplements.
Consuming large doses of some nutrients through supplements might be harmful.
The study found that getting high level of calcium from supplements was linked to an increased risk of death from cancer. 

The study found that people who consume adequate amounts of vitamin K or magnesium had a lower risk of death from any cause during the study period, compared with those who didn't get adequate levels of these nutrients.

People who consumed adequate levels of vitamin A,K, zinc or copper had a lower risk of death from heart disease, compared with those who didn't get adequate levels of these nutrients.
But when the researchers considered the source of these nutrients- Food versus supplements, only nutrients from food were tied to a lower risk of death from any cause of heart disease, not nutrients from supplements.

Racheal Rettner

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