US researchers say that taking lots of multivitamins may increase the risk of prostate cancer. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, shows that taking multivitamins seven time a week could significantly increase the risk of prostate cancer.
The findings indicate that men who took multivitamins more than once a day increased the risk of advanced prostate cancer by 32%, when compared to those men who never touch the stuff. The risk of fatal cancer almost doubled for men with a family history of the disease.
Specialists in the field advised men to eat a healthy balanced diet, and reduce the intake of multivitamins. It’s unknown why certain types of prostate cancers grow faster in men who take multivitamins. It seems that there are more benefits derived from vitamins occurring naturally in foods.
Don’t dump your stash of multivitamins just yet. Taking the recommended daily dose seems to be acceptable. That’s what the experts are saying.
The trouble with taking vitamin supplements is that men often take other supplements along with the multivitamin, which contain a lot of the same ingredients. This compounds the problem.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. It’s so important to understand your prostate health.