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Should you stop taking your multivitamin?

November 3rd, 2011 By Steven Knope, MD

The Myth of the Missing Substance

“Early to bed, early to rise, take multivitamins and you’re more likely to die.”

Okay, so I changed this old chestnut a bit to get your attention. However, as many of you have now read, a recently published study in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that adult women who took multivitamins had a higher mortality rate than those who did not. Before you conclude that this finding was unrelated to the vitamins, consider this: The women who took vitamins were healthier to start with than those women who did not take vitamins.… Read the rest