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Can vitamins prevent heart problems?

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Dr. David Boyd is letting his patients know if taking vitamins help prevent heart disease or a heart attack.

At this point, it's uncertain whether taking vitamins can reduce your risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack.

Some researchers think that certain vitamins, such as vitamins C and E, may reduce your heart disease risk.

These vitamins may help prevent low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol from producing plaques that can narrow your heart's arteries. The evidence for this benefit is limited, and the American Heart Association doesn't recommend taking vitamin C and E supplements as a way to prevent heart disease.

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