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WASHINGTON - There's more worrisome news about vitamins: Taking too
many may increase men's risk of dying from prostate cancer.
The study, being published Wednesday, doesn't settle the issue. But it
is the biggest yet to suggest high-dose multivitamins may harm the
prostate, and the latest chapter in the confusing quest to tell
whether taking various vitamins really helps a variety of conditions -
or is a waste of money, or worse.
Government scientists turned to a study tracking the diet and health
of almost 300,000 men. About a third reported taking a daily
multivitamin, and 5 percent were heavy users, swallowing the pills
more than seven times a week.
Within five years of the study's start, 10,241 men had been diagnosed
with prostate cancer. Some 1,476 had advanced cancer; 179 died.
Heavy multivitamin users were almost twice as likely to get fatal
prostate cancer as men who never took the pills, concludes the study
in Wednesday's Journal of the
National Cancer Institute.
Here's the twist: Overall, the researchers found no link between
multivitamin use and early-stage prostate cancer.
The researchers speculate that perhaps high-dose vitamins had little
effect until a tumor appeared, and then could spur its growth.
While similar but smaller studies have suggested a link, too, more
rigorous research is needed, caution the National Cancer Institute
scientists. This newest study involves men who voluntarily took
vitamins, and those most at risk - perhaps because they had a family
history of the disease - may have been more likely to take the pills
in hopes of avoiding their fate.
Still, "the findings lend further credence to the possibility of harm
associated with increased use of supplements," Dr. Christian Gluud of
Copenhagen University Hospital and Dr. Goran Bjelakovic of Serbia's
University of Nis wrote in an accompanying editorial.
On May 15, 8:54 am, Musik wrote:
sorry all, the website is atwww.dontforgettotakeyourvitamins.com/hansen28653.
i think it got messed up last time. laters.
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