Multivitamins increase risk for fatal prostate cancer

by Ed

If you’ve read most of my posts, you have probably figured out that I am not a fan of taking vitamins. I think we should get our nutrients from whole food. Now researchers into fatal prostate cancer agree with me. It seems that men who take multivitamins more than 7 times per week nearly double their risk of fatal prostate cancer.

See the whole story in the BBC News.

To see more on my views about why we should not generally take vitamins see this post.

Here are some other interesting tidbits:

Increasing your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables decreases your risk for prostate cancer.

Countries where people eat more beans have a lower death rates from breast, colon, and prostate cancer.

Anabolic steroids probably increase the risk of prostate cancer.

Eating fish decreases your risk of prostate cancer.

Those tidbits are from the book, Avoiding Cancer One Day at a Time, which I reviewed here.

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1 Paul 08.14.12 at 6:44 pm

I think much of what Americans put into our bodies causes cancer, unless you are a very disciplined eater and avid researcher. I don’t doubt that vitamins and supplements can also wreak more havoc than good.

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