Do Multivitamins Even Do Anything?

There was once a time when it seemed like every guy had a bottle of multivitamins stashed in his kitchen cupboard. Doctors and dietitians, after all, recommended the pills for shoring up a poor diet. And they at least couldn’t hurt, right? Well…

We asked two experts for their take on the multivitamin debate.

The Expert: Michael Roizen, M.D., Chairman of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic

The Stance: Yes. Multivitamins have promising long-term and reproductive perks.

I take a multivitamin every day—and I’d recommend that the 50 percent of Americans who don’t take one start. While it’s true that the data on multivitamins in the short-term isn’t beneficial for otherwise healthy men, the 20-year data shows a significant benefit for heart disease and cancer risk.

Excerpted from Men’s Health

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