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Health E-Review: Dec. 23, 2013

A compilation of recent research on the benefits of exercise and nutrition.

Multivitamins may not have certain benefits

Most people have been led to believe that taking a daily multivitamin will make them healthier. But new research - namely two studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine - suggests this might not be the case. 

The first of the two studies looked at the impact of daily vitamins on thinking and memory skills in men. In that study, researchers found no difference in cognitive abilities between the two groups. The second study looked at vitamins and cardiovascular health and found that taking daily vitamin and mineral supplements did not reduce the risk of a heart attack.

According to Dr. Cynthia Mulrow, a senior deputy editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine to be healthy, "people... should be active, should not (overeat), should avoid excessive alcohol".  

Read the full article in Reuters Health.

Also in Health E-Review this week:

  • Aerobic Exercise Improves Quality of Life In Type 2 Diabetics With Neuropathy
  • Physical Activity Impacts Immune Health In Obese People
  • The Impact of Zumba® On Health In Female College Students
  • Exergaming Is A Strategic Tool In The Fight Against Child Obesity
  • Physical Inactivity Increases The Risk of Dying From Sepsis

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