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Study explores vitamin-cancer link

February 29, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Taking vitamins doesn't appear to reduce the risk of lung cancer. In fact some experts believe vitamins might even increase your risk.University of Washington researchers followed more than 77,000 people for four years.

They found that people who took a multivitamin, vitamin C or folate supplements had the same risk of lung cancer as those who took none.

However, among vitamin E users, people who took a higher dose had a greater risk of lung cancer.

The recommended amount of vitamin E is 15 milligrams a day. Many in the study were taking much more.

Experts say these findings show that just because they're natural, doesn't mean vitamins are harmless.


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