Researchers looked at 31,671 women with no history of MI and 2262 women with a history of MI. The multivitamin/mineral intake was estimated to be close to the recommended daily allowances. Results were very encouraging:
- In the group with no history of CVD, women using multivitamins alone, as compared with no use of supplements, was associated with a 27% lower risk of MI.
- Women using multivitamins together with other supplements had a 30% lower risk of MI.
- The lower risk was stronger among women who used supplements for five years or more.
- While a much smaller sample size, in women with a history of CVD, there was no association between supplements and MI.