Friday, October 21, 2011

Health:  Vitamin E Is Linked to Prostate Cancer

Researchers studying vitamin E supplements as a way to reduce men's risk of prostate cancer found they actually had the opposite effect, increasing the risk slightly, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
The findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, are based on long-term follow-up of participants in a large cancer-prevention trial known as Select. That trial, meant to study whether supplements of vitamin E, selenium or a combination of the two nutrients could prevent prostate cancer, was stopped three years ago because a review of the data showed no benefit, compared with a dummy pill.

For more, see Vitamin E Is Linked to Prostate Cancer by Katherine Hobson, October 12, 2011 at WSJ.com.

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