12 Oct '11, 12am

Vitamin E supplements linked to 'significantly' increased risk of prostate cancer, says study

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US researchers warned on Tuesday of an alarming link between vitamin E supplements and a 17 per cent increased risk of prostate cancer, describing the findings as an 'important public health concern.' Ten years after the start of a randomised trial of more than 35,000 men, researchers discovered the spike in prostate cancer among those assigned to take vitamin E rather than selenium or a placebo. 'Dietary supplementation with vitamin E significantly increased the risk of prostate cancer among healthy men,' said the study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Selenium, a trace mineral found in foods like Brazil nuts, tuna and beef, is often deficient in areas such as China and Russia where it is lacking in the soil. The study was launched based on previous research that had suggested that selenium or vitamin E might reduce the risk of develo...

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