Author: FM Liew
Date: 10-12-11 12:40
Please be informed on the 'health product' sold to ya!!!
Notice why there is an increase of Cancer recently in the past twenty-five years?
Vitamin pills could cause early deaths
Careless use of vitamins, taken by millions in the belief that they promote good health, could be causing thousands of premature deaths, scientists said today.
A study investigating whether antioxidant vitamin supplements can prevent cancer found that rather than saving lives they seemed to increase overall risk of death.
Vitamin pills can cause cancer
"Many people think they can reduce their cancer risk by taking supplements, but the evidence does not support this," the Daily Express quoted Wiseman as saying.
"In fact, at high doses the effect of these micronutrients is unpredictable and can be harmful to health," Wiseman added.
Vitamin E Pills Raise Risk of Prostate Cancer: Study
A new research study reveals that taking Vitamin E pills raises the risk of prostate cancer by 17%. The trial monitored greater than 35,000 men and discovered raised levels of prostate cancer among men who took vitamin E. The researchers state that vitamin E supplements significantly raised prostate cancer risk in healthy men. The study has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Vitamin E Supplements are Risky
Ironically, the study had been launched to analyze whether vitamin E reduces the risk of prostate cancer. The researchers say the general public should refrain from using vitamin E supplements as they have no benefits and raise risks. In the study more men who took vitamin E went on to get prostate cancer, when compared to other groups.
Prostate Cancer is a Common Cancer
The researchers say the research shows even innocuous substances like vitamins can cause harm. The men who started the trial did not suffer from prostate cancer and exhibited only average risk of getting the disease. Prostate cancer is next only to skin cancer in terms of numbers in the US. The American Cancer Society reveals this year 240,890 prostate cancer cases will be detected in the US and 33,720 men may die of the disease.
Risk Continues Even after Stopping Intake
The study does not explain why Vitamin E increases the risk of prostate cancer. The risk continues even after patients stop taking supplements of the vitamin. The researchers say consumers should be cynical of the health benefits claimed by unregulated OTC products where conclusive evidence is absent. The trial received funding from a number of health institutes in the US.