Vitamin supplements may delay AIDS.
Treatmentupdate 1998 Apr;10(2):4-5 (ISSN: 1181-7186)
AIDS Abstract: A South African study shows that a multivitamin or B-vitamin
complex supplement can delay the development of AIDS and prolong survival
compared to not using such supplements. Doctors found that patients using
multivitamins took twice as long to develop AIDS than those who did not
take supplements, and patients using B-vitamin complex took five times
as long. Additionally, at least 50 percent of AIDS patients taking B-vitamin
supplements lived longer (62 weeks versus 43 weeks) than those who did
not. Controlled studies are needed to determine the best nutrient doses
and combinations for people with HIV/AIDS.