Cris LaBossiere

Cris LaBossiere
Strength training and mountain biking. My two favorites

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Vitamin Supplements Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer

Click here for a Reuters article on the subject.

Might be a bit of an overreaction.  Reading the article it doesn't appear as though a strong causal link between vitamin E pills and prostate cancer has been confirmed.

My take from this study is that, in combination with other studies showing little to no benefit from daily use of multivitamins that we should at least question whether or not there is any significant value to daily use vitamins an minerals in pill form, especially when compared to the benefits of eating healthy.

 There is good data showing that Canadians should consider taking a vitamin D pill from October through May.  A doctor may prescribe vitamin or mineral supplementation where needed, but overall, my favorite vitamin source is the produce section.

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