Two new studies do zilch to clear the everyday-wellness water.
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts found that vitamins E and C did nothing to reduce chances of heart disease in men. Another study of postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative found calcium and vitamin D don’t protect against invasive breast cancer.
So what do the experts do? CNN interviewed four leading wellness experts to see what vitamins they take. Here’s what they found:
- Andrew Weil, director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine: 1. daily multivitamin, 2. vitamin D, 3. magnesium, 4. Co-Q-10 and 5. juvenon.
- Christiane Northrup, author of The Secret Pleasures of Menopause: 1. Antioxidant supplement, 2. fish oil, 3. calcium, 4.magnesium, 5. Co-Q-10 and 6. Vitamin D.
- Walter Willett, chairman, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health: 1. Multivitamin 2. Vitamin D.
- Melina Jampolis, physician: 1. Multivitamin 2. Calcium 3. Vitamin, 4. Omega 3.