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Routine Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)


Description

This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on routine vitamin supplementation to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What does the evidence indicate?
  • Should people take vitamin supplements?
  • What are the potential harms of vitamin supplements?
  • More information
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/3rduspstf/vitamins/vitaminswh.htm
The PDF version of this tool is available at: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/3rduspstf/vitamins/vitaminswh.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ® software External Web Site Policy.)

Developer

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Funding Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 06/2003
  • Original Summary: 06/2004
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Last updated: May 19, 2008.