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2020 Nov 04

BMJ Open



Self-reported health without clinically measurable benefits among adult users of multivitamin and multimineral supplements: a cross-sectional study.


Paranjpe MD, Chin AC, Paranjpe I, Reid NJ, Duy PQ, Wang JK, O'Hagan R, Arzani A, Haghdel A, Lim CC, Orhurhu V, Urits I, Ngo AL, Glicksberg BS, Hall KT, Mehta D, Cooper RS, Nadkarni GN
BMJ Open. 2020 Nov 04; 10(11):e039119.
PMID: 33148746.


Multiple clinical trials fail to identify clinically measurable health benefits of daily multivitamin and multimineral (MVM) consumption in the general adult population. Understanding the determinants of widespread use of MVMs may guide efforts to better educate the public about effective nutritional practices. The objective of this study was to compare self-reported and clinically measurable health outcomes among MVM users and non-users in a large, nationally representative adult civilian non-institutionalised population in the USA surveyed on the use of complementary health practices.