Vitamins and Selenium Don't Prevent Prostate Cancer

Cancer is a disease. And according to Dr. Fuhrman, eating lots of high-nutrient foods protect against prostate cancer, namely fruits and vegetables, like watermelon, tomatoes, pomegranates, green vegetables, berries and figs. And avoiding harmful foods, like meat and dairy, help reduce men’s risk of prostate cancer. A healthy diet is key! Not just taking supplements and eating crappy food.

That’s why a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium don’t prevent prostate cancer. Researchers found that 35,533 cancer-free men, in their 50’s, who took selenium and vitamin supplements, several years later had the same risk of developing prostate cancer as men who received the placebo, Health Magazine investigates.

And similar research has shown simply taking vitamins C and E don’t ward off heart disease either.

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Blake - December 16, 2008 12:03 PM

"A healthy diet is key! Not just taking supplements and eating crappy food." Well said! It bothers me when people eat crap and think it is ok because they are taking supplements. There is no substitute for a healthy diet.

Mac - December 16, 2008 6:00 PM

Yes, I know of several people who neglect fruit and other vegetables in the morning at breakfast because they take a multi before they head out the door. This is good info, I will show it to them and set the record straight!

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