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 There's some good and bad news about vitamins and minerals: the great news is that intake of certain vitamins and minerals is linked with a lower risk of early death. The bad news is that this link is seen only those nutrients come from food, not supplements, consistent with a replacement study."Our results support the thought that... there are beneficial associations with nutrients from foods that are not seen with supplements," seniorstudy author Dr. Fang Fang Zhang, an professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Massachusetts, said during a statement.What's more, consuming large doses of some nutrients through supplements could be harmful — the study found that getting high levels of calcium from supplements was linked to an increased risk of death from cancer. The study analyzed information from quite 27,000 adults within the U.S. ages 20 and up who took part during a national health survey between 1999 and 2010. For the survey, interviewers asked participants about what they ate within the last 24 hours, and whether or not they had taken supplements within the last 30 days. Participants were then tracked for about six years, on the average .The study found that folks who consume adequate amounts of vitamin K or magnesium had a lower risk of death from any cause during the study period, compared with those that didn't get adequate levels of those nutrients. additionally , people that consume adequate levels of vitamin A , vitamin K, zinc or copper had a lower risk of death from heart condition , compared with those that didn't get adequate levels of those nutrients.  

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