Simply taking a high-quality multivitamin may reduce women’s cardiovascular disease and heart attack risk, research shows. Of more than 31,000 women with no history of heart disease, those who took amultivitaminregularly over ten years had a 27 percent lower risk than women who did not take a multi. More reason to get pumped: Taking a multivitamin consistently over a 20-year span reduced chances of developing heart disease by a walloping 41 percent.