Research Roundup

January 2014 Issue

New Science on Multivitamins and Cancer

Should you pop a multi to protect against cancer? Previous studies have found no cancer protection from taking daily multivitamin supplements. For example, the large-scale Physicians’ Health Study-II, which followed nearly 15,000 men for an average of eight years, found that vitamin E and vitamin C supplements did not reduce their risk of prostate or total cancer. The Women’s Health Study, which evaluated nearly 40,000 female health professionals over 10 years,

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