(CNN) – Probiotics, multi-vitamins, vitamin C – there’s a good possibility you take some kind of dietary supplement.
But, are they really doing any good?
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association — 52 percent of American adults use these pills.
But new research says that most vitamins and minerals found in these supplements actually don’t do anything for your heart health.
In fact — they may even increase your risk of a stroke.
The Annals of Internal Medicine did find that omega-3 fatty acids — commonly found in fish oil — reduced the risk of heart attacks and coronary heart disease.
But the group says almost everything else — “Had no significant effect on mortality.”
Instead one potential option research says that helps out your heart is a simple change in diet.
Researchers found limited evidence that a low-salt diet may reduce the risk of death — but only in those with high blood pressure.
The Annals Journal says more research needs to be done on supplements.
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