Buying multivitamins? You're wasting your money, Northwestern doctors say.

Saying there's no magic bullet in a vitamin or dietary supplement to make us healthy, Northwestern Medicine scientists support an independent panel's new guidelines that state there is "insufficient evidence" that taking multivitamins, paired supplements or single supplements can help prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer in otherwise healthy, nonpregnant adults.

The scientists, in a JAMA editorial published today, said the nearly $50 billion spent in the U.S. on vitamins and supplements in 2021 is not money that's well spent.

Full report at Crain's Chicago Business.

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