Multivitamin/mineral supplements: Rationale and safety - A systematic review.

  title={Multivitamin/mineral supplements: Rationale and safety - A systematic review.},
  author={Hans Konrad Biesalski and Jana Tinz},
Multivitamin/mineral supplements (MVM) are widely used in many populations. In particular, in pregnant women, MVM together with iron and folic acid are recommended to improve birth outcome and reduce low birth weight and rates of miscarriage. However, MVM use is common in the general population. This raises questions regarding the safety of long-term use of these supplements. To estimate the safety of MVM use, we performed a literature search for randomized, controlled studies for supplements… CONTINUE READING
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