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article imageStudy: Multivitamins lower breast cancer mortality by 30%

By E. Hector Corsi     Oct 10, 2013 in Health
A new study shows that postmenopausal women with invasive breast cancer who used multivitamins had lower breast cancer mortality than those who didn't use these supplements.
A study by Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York and her colleagues examined the effects of multivitamins and minerals on breast cancer mortality in postmenopausal women with invasive breast cancer. Over 7000 women were followed for approximately 7 years after breast cancer diagnosis. The study showed 30 % lower breast cancer mortality in women who used the multivitamins/minerals compared to those who didn’t use them. Researchers state: “This association was highly robust and persisted after multiple adjustments for potential confounding variables…”
This study was published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
Choose multivitamins with high levels of vitamin D and the lowest levels of carotenoids (such as beta-carotene), as carotenoids were detrimental. Recent research also shows that breast cancer patients with low vitamin D levels have lower overall survival than those with higher vitamin D levels, and that high levels of the vitamin correlated with improved breast cancer-specific outcome. Vitamins C and E are also beneficial.
Advise your doctor of any supplement you use. More research is required to determine the effects of multivitamins on breast cancer, but the results provide strong hope that they are an inexpensive and possibly effective way to help fight the disease.
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