Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Selenium And Vitamin E Supplements Increase Men's Risk Of Prostate Cancer

From Medscape Medical News, "How Selenium, Vitamin E Increase Prostate Cancer Risk" by Nick Mulcahy:
New data from the much publicized Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT), which sought to determine whether these supplements could protect against the development of prostate cancer, confirm that both antioxidants can be risky business for men.

As previously reported, men receive no preventive benefit from either selenium or vitamin E supplements; in fact, for certain men, these supplements actually increased the risk for prostate cancer.

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