Multiple Vitamins

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In a Harvard Medical School sponsored study that was published in the October 1, 1998 edition of the prestigious medical journal, The Annals of Internal Medicine, concluded that the long term use of multiple vitamins reduced colon cancer risk by 75%! The risk was reduced by 20% after 5 years and 75% after 15 years of taking multiple vitamins.1

A recent International Journal of Cancer article revealed findings of a 50% reduction in risk of Nasopharyngeal Cancer in those individuals who took supplemental vitamins.2

Vitamin E
People with higher vitamin E intake are less likely to develop cancer.3 An eight year long study of over 36,000 patients was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. It showed that those with the lowest levels of Vitamin E had a greater risk for developing many types of cancers.4

Scientists have related low Vitamin E levels and low intake of Vitamin E to colon cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, cervical dysplasia, and cervical cancer.5

The National Cancer Institute and the National Public Health Institute of Finland conducted a large prevention trial that showed a 41% reduction in prostate cancer death rate in those taking Vitamin E supplements at five times the RDI dosage.6

Selenium
The U.S. Food and Nutrition Board established the Committee On Diet and Health which analyzed diet and major chronic diseases. This group of experts stated in their report “Low selenium intakes or decreased selenium concentrations in the blood are associated with increased risk of cancer in humans.”7

Selenium offers significant protection against lung, breast, colon and liver cancers.7,8,9,10,11

The risk of advanced prostate cancer for men who took 200 mcg/day of selenium was reduced by 65% in a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.12

In a study sponsored by the National Institute of Health and the American Cancer Society, Dr. L.C. Clark published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association studying the effect of 200 mcg/day of selenium. He found a 49% reduction of the cancer death risk among those taking the selenium supplement, with 63% fewer prostate cancers, 58% fewer colon cancers, and 45% fewer lung cancers.13

Vitamin C
Vitamin C supplementation has been shown to protect DNA from damage according to the National Academy of Science.14

Vitamin C blocks formation in the stomach15,16 of nitrosamines, well known cancer causing compounds.

Vitamin C has provided significant protection in lowering cancer risk in 33 studies,16with research showing a consistent effect on oral, pharyngeal, esophageal, and stomach cancers.