Potential health economic benefits of vitamin supplementation.

  title={Potential health economic benefits of vitamin supplementation.},
  author={Adrianne Bendich and Rajiv Mallick and Shelah Leader},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  volume={166 5},
This study used published relative risk estimates for birth defects, premature birth, and coronary heart disease associated with vitamin intake to project potential annual cost reductions in U.S. hospitalization charges. Epidemiological and intervention studies with relative risk estimates were identified via MEDLINE. Preventable fraction estimates were derived from data on the percentage of at-risk Americans with daily vitamin intake levels lower than those associated with disease risk… CONTINUE READING
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