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08 November 2011

Dietary supplements may harm older women

Iron, vitamin B6 and others might increase the risk of death, researchers say.

MONDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Far from being healthy, supplements such as multivitamins, minerals and folic acid may actually raise the odds for death in older women who take them, a new study suggests.

The report was published in the Oct. 10 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

 
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