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Daily Dose of Multivitamins Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk

by Kathy Jones on  October 18, 2012 at 5:59 PM Cancer News   - G J E 4
A new study conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers has found that a daily dose of multivitamins can reduce the risk of cancers by as much as 8 percent.
 Daily Dose of Multivitamins Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk
Daily Dose of Multivitamins Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk
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The researchers followed more than 15,000 male doctors, aged 50 and older, over a decade and found that those who took a daily dose of a common multivitamin, such as Centrum Silver, had 8 percent fewer cancers compared to those who took dummy pills.

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Lead researcher Dr Michael Gaziano said that while the reduction in total cancers was small, it was significant but warned that there were other steps that can prevent cancers more effectively. "It would be a big mistake for people to go out and take a multivitamin instead of quitting smoking or doing other things that we have a higher suspicion play a bigger role, like eating a good diet and getting exercise. You've got to keep wearing your sunscreen", he said.

The study has been published in the online edition of Journal of the American Medical Association.

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