Friday, April 2, 2010
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that multivitamin use may increase the risk of breast cancer in women. This finding comes from a 10-year study which followed over 35,000 women between the ages of 49 and 83. Those women who reported taking multivitamins at the start of the trial were found to be 19% more likely than non-users to develop breast cancer, even after taking into account of factors such as age, family history of breast cancer, weight, fruit and vegetable intake, and exercise, smoking and drinking habits. As to why this is the case we do not yet know. But certainly more studies are needed to clarify the finding. So, in the mean time, keep in mind that nutrition doesn't just comes from a pill. If you eat a balanced diet with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, grains and proteins you'll get all the vitamins and minerals you need.
Thanks to Kosmix Corporation / RightHealth / Daily Dose
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