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Some vitamins allow you to live longer.
- December 1, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
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Many nutritionists and experts in the field of the study of applied human biology in one way or another talk about the need to follow a proper diet, since it, along with systematic physical activity, can significantly extend life and improve its quality. However, a new study by biologists from the walls of Tufts University in the United States demonstrated that the systematic intake of various dietary supplements and vitamins outside the main diet – that is, not from direct food – can significantly degrade both the duration and quality of the body's life, becoming a possible cause of early mortality.
Such results were obtained from several separate studies of specialists from Tufts University, each of which was focused on the study of a certain biologically active component – mainly on animals and cultures in laboratory conditions. As a result, scientists came to the conclusion that taking various vitamins and biological supplements outside the main meal – that is, not with it – can lead to the emergence and development of the risk of early death from various autoimmune diseases and factors, including cancer diseases.
In addition, researchers focused on supplements such as calcium and magnesia, traditionally considered useful in the form of tablets and other drugs – they also in many cases showed a deterioration in the condition of experimental animals when they were taken on a systematic basis outside the main diet. However, experts note that there are some exceptions.
For example, certain groups of vitamins and microelements in one way or another have benefits even in the form of tablets and other medicines – such as iodine, potassium, zinc and iron, which in any case help to increase the duration and quality of life, especially in people over 40- 50 years. However, the study itself took as an example a section of average adult Americans, and therefore another similar study will soon be undertaken.