Supplements with vitamin D or omega-3 does not reduce the risk of cancer or cardiovascular disease in healthy people, according to a study in Today's News refers.
The almost 26 000 healthy adults over 50 years included in the study were given either the equivalent of 50 micrograms of D-vitamin, 1 gram of omega-3 or placebo every day. The disappointing results showed that about as many affected by cancer and cardiovascular disease, regardless of what they took.
– It is also in line with what a large study from New Zealand come to, " says Håkan Airport, professor in clinical pharmacology at Uppsala university, to DN.
The five-year-long Vitalstudien presented at the hjärtkongressen AHA in Chicago and the results are published in the scientific journal the New England Journal of Medicine.