NIH Study Shows Vitamin-E May Not Prevent Prostate Cancer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/29/08

NIH Study Shows Vitamin-E May Not Prevent Prostate Cancer

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A lot of people have been taking vitamin-e supplements to prevent prostate cancer. Not only does that not work, but it could be dangerous. That's the bottom line from a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

They followed 35,000 men to see the benefit or risks of vitamin-e and selenium supplements. But the study was stopped early when it was determined that instead of lowering the risk of prostate cancer after five years on vitamin-e, the risk was higher. Those taking selenium had an increased risk of diabetes.

Meanwhile, the vitamin industry says there are still many reasons to take vitamins in general for other benefits.

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