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Taking Vitamins May Cut Men's Cancer Risk


Whether vitamins are effective has been an open question, but researchers say they can, in fact, do some good. They randomly assigned nearly 15,000 male doctors age 50 and over to take either a daily multivitamin or a placebo. After 14 years, the men taking multivitamins had an 8 percent lower cancer risk than their peers. Prostate cancer was the most common type by far, but its frequency wasn't associated with vitamin intake. When prostate cancer was removed from the equation, however, the overall risk for cancer was reduced by 12 percent.
Source: The Journal of the American Medical Association, published online Oct. 17, 2012



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