Sunday, February 25, 2007

Vitamins make teens active

Teenagers who take a daily multivitamin supplement have a healthier diet and lifestyle than those who don’t take vitamins. A team led by a University of Minnesota researcher found that adolescents who took vitamins:
  • had a lower rate of smoking, 29 vs 33 per cent;
  • were less likely to be overweight, 31 vs 37 per cent.
Teens who took vitamins were also more physically active, including higher rates of participation in sport events. Vitamin use was also linked to a lower rate of TV watching — less than 60 per cent of vitamin users watched an hour of TV per day, compared with 70 per cent of nonusers.

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