Multivitamin Reduces Total Cancer Risk in Men
Friday, October 26, 2012
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
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A mainstream study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that a multivitamin significantly reduced the risk of total cancer, leading researchers to conclude, “Although the main reason to take multivitamins is to prevent nutritional deficiency, these data provide support for the potential use of multivitamin supplements in the prevention of cancer in middle-aged and older men.”
This double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of 14,641 middle-aged medical doctors took place over an 11 year period. The study is unique in that it is one of the difficult-to-perform “gold standard” trials showing that the value of a multiple vitamin can extend beyond basic nourishment.
The results should come as no surprise since B-vitamins, trace minerals, and antioxidants are vital to multiple enzymes that directly influence the health of DNA.
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