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TODAY   |  January 24, 2014

Does taking Vitamin D actually help?

A new study out of New Zealand found that the popular supplement provides few health benefits. Researchers found Vitamin D did not help prevent heart attack, stroke, cancer or bone fractures by more than 15 percent. Nearly half of U.S. adults take the supplement.

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>>> well, if you take vitamin d supplements, there's surprising health news. a new study is revealing the popular supplement provides little health benefits . previous studies have suggested vitamin d deficiency is linked to a variety of health problems and that supplements could be beneficial. but now researchers in new zealand have found vitamin d did not prevent heart attack, stroke, cancer or bone fractures by more than 14%. supplements are taken by nearly half of u.s. adults.