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A preparation containing many vitamins.
Containing many vitamins.


(Pharmacology) containing several vitamins
(Pharmacology) a preparation, usually in tablet form, containing several vitamins


(ˌmʌl tɪˈvaɪ tə mɪn, ˈmʌl tɪˌvaɪ-)

1. containing or consisting of several vitamins.
2. a compound of several vitamins.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.multivitamin - a pill or tablet containing several vitamins
vitamin pill - a pill containing one or more vitamins; taken as a dietary supplement
vitamin - any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism


adj multivitamínico; n multivitamínico, polivitamínico (Esp)
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A 2010 study of women found that multivitamin use was associated with a 19 percent increased risk of breast cancer.
Sesso, showing photos of some who had posed with their multivitamin packets at home, while traveling, or exploring nature.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, an 8 percent lower risk of cancer was noted among the participants who were assigned to take a multivitamin daily.
About half of US adults take at least one daily dietary supplement, the most popular being a multivitamin, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
NO HELP TO HEART ISSUES A MAJOR study that found multivitamins can cut a man's risk of cancer has failed to show a similar benefit to the heart.
Now we know that taking a daily multivitamin, in addition to addressing vitamin and mineral deficiencies, may also be considered in the prevention of cancer in middle-aged and older men.
This study aimed to relate the timing and frequency of periconceptional multivitamin use to risk of a PTB or delivery of SGA infants.
Previous work by our group and others has suggested that periconceptional multivitamin use is related to reduced risk for preeclampsia, early preterm birth, and growth restriction.
If you feel a multivitamin is important to your health because you aren't getting enough nutrients in your diet, bring a bottle of vitamins to your doctor to make sure the doses are safe (mega-doses of some vitamins can be dangerous) and make sure that there are no potential interactions between the vitamin supplements and any prescription drugs you are taking.
Billions of dollars are spent on multivitamins each year in this country alone.
The analysis showed no significant associations between multivitamin use and the likelihood of developing cancer or cardiovascular disease or of dying.
Scientists assessed multivitamin use among almost 162,000 women aged 50 to 79 taking part in the Women's Health Initiative, a major public health investigation in the US.