December 01, 2014
Does Taking Vitamins Prevent Cancer?
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has the job of weighing the benefits and harms of multivitamins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease of cancer.
The Annals of Internal Medicine reports the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research reviewed two large trials of 27,658 individuals followed over a ten year period. No clear evidence of risk or benefit was found in either men or women.
Based on their findings, the USPSTF does not recommend for or against taking vitamins or minerals alone, or in pairs, or as a multivitamin to prevent cardiovascular disease or cancer.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomat, American Board of Prosthodontics
5060 California Ave., #170
Bakersfield, CA 93309