Multivitamin can save 130,000 cancer deaths a year
Forget the recent bad news that supplements can supposedly do you harm, or even kill you: the truth is that around 130,000 cancer deaths could be avoided each year if every adult started taking a multivitamin, a new review has concluded.
The major clinical trials into the benefits – or otherwise – of vitamins are all seriously flawed says Professor Balz Frei at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
The largest study so far of vitamin use, led by Dr. J.M. Gaziano at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, concluded that 130,000 cancer deaths could be avoided in the US every year if every adult took a multivitamin every day.
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