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Daily Multivitamin Not Effective In Reducing The Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease Events In Men

INTRO: One of the most common dietary supplements taken by many American adults is a daily multivitamin. Recently, a new study found that men over 50 who took a multivitamin had a modest reduction in the risk of developing cancer. The same study also examined whether taking a daily multivitamin could help prevent cardiovascular disease events. Catherine Dolf has more in this week’s JAMA Report.

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SOT/FULL Super@:01 J. Michael Gaziano, M.D., – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Runs:09

“Many adults don’t eat a varied enough diet to get the proper amounts of all vitamins and minerals so a vitamin is a good way to prevent deficiency.”

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SOT/FULL Super@:10 Howard D. Sesso, Sc.D., – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Runs:03

“But realistically they take it because they think there might be benefits beyond that.”

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Dr. Sesso and Dr. Gaziano walking outside, into hospital, heart catheterization procedure, heart monitor

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DOCTORS HOWARD SESSO AND J. MICHAEL GAZIANO FROM BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL AND CO-AUTHORS CONDUCTED A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL.  RESEARCHERS EXAMINED WHETHER TAKING A DAILY MULTIVITAMIN HAD ANY LONG-TERM EFFECT ON PREVENTING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE EVENTS INCLUDING HEART ATTACK, STROKE AND CARDIOVASCULAR DEATH.

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SOT/FULL Super@:29 Dr. Philip Sandler – Study Participant Runs:05

“I eat a pretty nutritious diet so I never felt any need to take vitamins for supplementation.”

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Dr. Sandler walking down the hall, vitamins used in study

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PSYCHIATRIST DR.  PHILIP SANDLER WAS ONE OF MORE THAN 14 THOUSAND MALE PHYSICIANS PARTICIPATING IN THE PHYSICIANS HEALTH STUDY TWO.  ONE GROUP TOOK A DAILY MULTIVITAMIN FOR UP TO 14 YEARS, INCLUDING FOLLOWUP. THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS TOOK A PLACEBO.

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SOT/FULL Super@:48 Howard D. Sesso, Sc.D., – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Runs:07

“Taking a daily multivitamin over the long-term appeared to have no risk or benefit on major cardiovascular outcomes.”

JAMA COVER

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THE STUDY APPEARS IN A THEME ISSUE ON CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN JAMA, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

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SOT/FULL Super@ 1:02 Howard D. Sesso, Sc.D., – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Runs:12

“When we looked further at some other cardiovascular endpoints such as fatal stroke, ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke we saw a consistent lack of effect for taking a multivitamin on those outcomes.”

(Video covering middle of the bite: heart catheterization procedure)
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Doctor operating, doctor looking at computer

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THE STUDY ALSO FOUND A MODEST REDUCTION IN TOTAL CANCER AMONG MEN WHO TOOK THE MULTIVITAMIN.

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SOT/FULL Super@ 1:18 J. Michael Gaziano, M.D., – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Runs:05

“Put vitamins in context of other things you can do to lower the risk of cancer.”

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SOT/FULL Super@ 1:23 Howard D. Sesso, Sc.D., – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Runs:13

“We know that you are not going to take a daily multivitamin to prevent cardiovascular disease but on the other hand given the findings that we saw for total cancer there might be still some compelling reasons to consider taking a daily multi-vitamin in the prevention of cancer.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: vitamins on table with bottle)

VIDEO

B-ROLL

Vitamins

AUDIO

VO

CATHERINE DOLF, THE JAMA REPORT.

TAG:RESEARCHERS SAY A HEART HEALTHY DIET STILL REMAINS A CRITICAL PART OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION.

INTRO: One of the most common dietary supplements taken by many American adults is a daily multivitamin. Recently, a new study found that men over 50 who took a multivitamin had a modest reduction in the risk of developing cancer. The same study also examined whether taking a daily multivitamin could help prevent cardiovascular disease events. Catherine Dolf has more in this week’s JAMA Report.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super@:01 J. Michael Gaziano, M.D., – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Runs:09

“Many adults don’t eat a varied enough diet to get the proper amounts of all vitamins and minerals so a vitamin is a good way to prevent deficiency.”

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super@:10 Howard D. Sesso, Sc.D., – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Runs:03

“But realistically they take it because they think there might be benefits beyond that.”

VIDEO

B-ROLL

Dr. Sesso and Dr. Gaziano walking outside, into hospital, heart catheterization procedure, heart monitor

AUDIO

VO

DOCTORS HOWARD SESSO AND J. MICHAEL GAZIANO FROM BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL AND CO-AUTHORS CONDUCTED A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL.  RESEARCHERS EXAMINED WHETHER TAKING A DAILY MULTIVITAMIN HAD ANY LONG-TERM EFFECT ON PREVENTING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE EVENTS INCLUDING HEART ATTACK, STROKE AND CARDIOVASCULAR DEATH.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super@:29 Dr. Philip Sandler – Study Participant Runs:05

“I eat a pretty nutritious diet so I never felt any need to take vitamins for supplementation.”

VIDEO

B-ROLL

Dr. Sandler walking down the hall, vitamins used in study

AUDIO

VO

PSYCHIATRIST DR.  PHILIP SANDLER WAS ONE OF MORE THAN 14 THOUSAND MALE PHYSICIANS PARTICIPATING IN THE PHYSICIANS HEALTH STUDY TWO.  ONE GROUP TOOK A DAILY MULTIVITAMIN FOR UP TO 14 YEARS, INCLUDING FOLLOWUP. THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS TOOK A PLACEBO.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super@:48 Howard D. Sesso, Sc.D., – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Runs:07

“Taking a daily multivitamin over the long-term appeared to have no risk or benefit on major cardiovascular outcomes.”

JAMA COVER

GXF FULL

AUDIO

VO

THE STUDY APPEARS IN A THEME ISSUE ON CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN JAMA, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super@ 1:02 Howard D. Sesso, Sc.D., – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Runs:12

“When we looked further at some other cardiovascular endpoints such as fatal stroke, ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke we saw a consistent lack of effect for taking a multivitamin on those outcomes.”

(Video covering middle of the bite: heart catheterization procedure)
VIDEO

B-ROLL

Doctor operating, doctor looking at computer

AUDIO

VO

THE STUDY ALSO FOUND A MODEST REDUCTION IN TOTAL CANCER AMONG MEN WHO TOOK THE MULTIVITAMIN.

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super@ 1:18 J. Michael Gaziano, M.D., – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Runs:05

“Put vitamins in context of other things you can do to lower the risk of cancer.”

AUDIO

SOT/FULL Super@ 1:23 Howard D. Sesso, Sc.D., – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Runs:13

“We know that you are not going to take a daily multivitamin to prevent cardiovascular disease but on the other hand given the findings that we saw for total cancer there might be still some compelling reasons to consider taking a daily multi-vitamin in the prevention of cancer.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: vitamins on table with bottle)

VIDEO

B-ROLL

Vitamins

AUDIO

VO

CATHERINE DOLF, THE JAMA REPORT.

TAG:RESEARCHERS SAY A HEART HEALTHY DIET STILL REMAINS A CRITICAL PART OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION.

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