COULD SUPPLEMENTS YOU BUY OVER-THE-COUNTER HELP REDUCE SOME OF THE DEADLIEST MEDICAL PROBLEMS WE FACE?
HARVARD-AFFILIATED RESEARCHERS ARE CONDUCTING ONE OF THE LARGEST STUDIES OF ITS KIND TO FIND OUT, AND THEY WANT YOUR HELP.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR.
FOUND IN SUNSHINE -- IT'S KNOWN FOR STRENGTHENING BONES.
"Low vitamin D levels are associated with higher fractures."
IN SALMON, NUTS AND SEEDS OMEGA THREES COULD KEEP YOUR HEART HEALTHY AND YOUR MIND SHARP.
TWO TIME USA MEMORY CHAMP NELSON DELLIS SAYS THEY WERE KEY IN HIS BACK-TO-BACK WINS.
"I eat a lot of antioxidants and Omega three."
NOW, RESEARCHERS WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN VITAMIN D AND OMEGA-THREE DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ARE COMBINED.
"And, really, it's trying to answer a simple but really important question."
DOCTOR RAJ SHAH SAYS SOME STUDIES SHOW VITAMIN D AND/OR OMEGA THREES MAY HELP PREVENT HEART ATTACK, STROKE OR CANCER.
"We don't know whether these treatments, Omega 3 or vitamin D, really do help prevent these conditions."
THESE PILLS WILL HELP EXPERTS FIGURE OUT.
"Are the benefits there? Do they outweigh risks?"
IT'S ALL PART OF THE VITAL STUDY. RESEARCHERS ARE LOOKING FOR 20-THOUSAND PEOPLE NATIONWIDE TO TAKE THESE SUPPLEMENTS EVERY DAY FOR FIVE YEARS.
"This is how they actually send out the supplements in the study." PARTICIPANTS GET THESE PACKETS ONCE A MONTH.
STUDY DIRECTORS ARE TARGETING MEN AGE 50 AND UP AND WOMEN 55 AND OLDER AND ARE PUTTING A STRONG EMPHASIS ON AFRICAN AMERICANS.
"Because there's some thoughts in the African American community that they're at more risk for developing things like heart attack, stroke, or cancer, and they tend to have lower vitamin D levels."
A MAMMOTH MEDICAL STUDY -- DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR MAILBOX.
THE VITAL STUDY WILL ALSO LOOK AT THE EFFECTS OF VITAMIN D AND OMEGA THREES ON OTHER HEALTH ISSUES INCLUDING DIABETES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, MEMORY LOSS, DEPRESSION AND MACULAR DEGENERATION.
GO TO www.vitalstudy.org FOR MORE ON HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE.
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