Researchers looked at nearly 15,000 male doctors, who were middle aged for older, for more than ten years. They found no difference between those who received multivitamins and those who received fakes.
According to Dr. Richard Josephson of UH Case Medical Center, "it did not affect the rate of having a heart attack, or dying from cardiac disease, or requiring coronary revascularization such as bypass surgery."
Doctors say taking vitamins is not the way to prevent heart disease. They're not a substitute for eating a well-balanced diet and regular exercise
Last month, the same researchers reported some benefits with multivitamins. Men in the study who took multivitamins did have an eight-percent lower risk of cancer.