Multivitamin can reduce cancer risk, study finds

The survey has countered previous findings that show such supplements have no beneficial effect and may even be harmful.

17th October, 2012
The survey has countered previous findings that show such supplements have no beneficial effect and may even be harmful.

Pfizer's Centrum Silver multivitamin can reduce a man’s risk of cancer when taken daily, a US study has found, countering previous findings that supplements have no beneficial effect and may even be harmful.

Researchers tracked about 14,641 men aged at least 50 from 1997 to 2011, with some taking a multivitamin and others taking a placebo. Participants on the nutritional supplement had an eight percent reduction in cancer occurrences, according to the study,...

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