Multivitamin use and risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease in the Women's Health Initiative cohorts.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Archives of internal medicine, Volume 169, Issue 3, p.294-304 (2009)


2009, Aged, Cardiovascular Diseases, Center-Authored Paper, Cohort Studies, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Middle Aged, Neoplasms, Nutrition Assessment Core Facility, Postmenopause, Public Health Sciences Division, RISK, Shared Resources, United States, Vitamins, Women's Health


Millions of postmenopausal women use multivitamins, often believing that supplements prevent chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Therefore, we decided to examine associations between multivitamin use and risk of cancer, CVD, and mortality in postmenopausal women.