Truth about daily multivitamins
Drs. Samadi and Siegel explain
- Duration 3:33
- Date Dec 9, 2012
Drs. Samadi and Siegel explain
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And that house on -- house call you know about half of adults in America take at least one daily dietary supplement.
About a third of us take a multi vitamin.
You know when you -- -- and you do you do good -- to get your vitamin DUB you know those.
Nine lessons and things -- don't know about but now new research shows that there is some truth behind the pills.
Doctor Siegel good bad -- you when you -- in the morning.
They're like OK I did my.
Right thing -- then it's got that whole long list I don't know what half the stuff is but I think it's good.
-- -- before I vote I wanna tell you this is an unprecedented.
Study very expensive.
NIH's behind it over 141000.
Were followed over ten year period and you -- we always say on the show you've won a -- don't give the other one a pill that's the way to do a study that's how this was done.
141000 of them half of them got a multi vitamin the other -- didn't get it it was randomized meaning nobody knew who got what.
The rest -- placebo and they actually found over more than a decade that there was an 8%.
Decrease in the amount of cancer in the group that got multi vitamins this is by far the best study that's ever been done on the wow.
Who won the two groups that didn't show a change one prostate cancer which -- will talk about.
Colon cancer also wasn't diminished.
Pick a couple of problems with the started -- one physicians are not the same as the entire population were little more responsible in terms of reporting medical problems.
But we're not we don't stand for everybody the other thing -- that I wonder is how many of those physicians had nutritional deficiencies -- how many didn't.
With the holy Grail here is to figure out.
Whether the multi -- is correcting deficiencies or what everyone should have -- and then there's a problem with vitamin.
Well I take multivitamin and and the reason for it is because you know if you're getting all of your.
Perfect diet you're exercising all the time in your life -- -- you may not need more to buy the -- -- is not necessarily better which is one of the myths that the everyone has out there.
What I like about -- is number one based on the study that's well respected publishing jam off.
Is that multi vitamin he's safe and if you take a little more then then then you need you're going to excrete it and get rid of -- so it is safe normal want.
Number two you're giving them load those.
A whole lot of different kind of ingredient it's not like you're taking just big calcium.
The fact is that women need for the gas -- they need -- they need your vitamin.
So us four -- this particular group is about 141000.
Doctors so we still have to study women we still have to said the younger population this is old fifty and -- there.
So the answer is.
That I think that if you have -- really well balanced diet if you exercise you -- probably donate more to -- me but if this study was done mostly for heart disease.
And they found that that -- heart disease multivitamin doesn't help before cancer reduces by eight per.
Since significant statistically I have one time according to this which is the safety point that David mentioned should be emphasized it's not this is the first time it showed that they -- not not only works to decreased cancer doesn't cause any harm to -- whereas -- -- like -- that vitamin every morning central point I'm glad that it wasn't sponsored by the vitamin injury.
Industry -- it's great to -- -- and I -- -- up folks you can see -- -- -- American Medical Association -- right here.