You Take These Every Day and They Might be Giving You Cancer

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There are other research studies that support this one. One study, called the Selenium and Vitamin  E Cancer Prevention Trial, or SELECT for short, that was performed between 2001 and 2014, found that those who took vitamin E over a 7 year period, had a 17 percent higher rate of prostate cancer when compared to those who took a placebo, or consumed vitamin E plus selenium.

Although scientists aren’t exactly sure why this happens, it is known that consuming too much any vitamin can cause side effects. For example, too much calcium can result in kidney stones, hypercalcemia, or even kidney failure. An excessive amount of vitamin C can stop the body from absorbing copper. Even too much vitamin K, D, or A can become toxic in the body.

Since dietary supplements are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, it’s left up to manufacturers to give proper information about safe dosing amounts on the labels of these supplements.

 

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You can get plenty of natural beta-carotene in carrots and mangos. Vitamin E can be found in almonds and kale, while folic acid abounds in green vegetables such as broccoli and spinach.

If you are taking supplements, especially vitamin E, folic acid, or beta-carotene, you should consume them according to label directions and no more.  Supplements are meant to be what their name implies, nothing more than supplementation to a healthy diet, not a substitute for one.

References:

Npr.org

Eurekalert.org

Cancer.gov

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One Comment

  1. Jerzeegurl

    Jul 13, 2015 at 11:28 am

    It does not clarify in the article whether natural or synthetic supplements were used. I don’t know how much stock I would put in these results. The medical/Big Pharma are always trying to discredit any supplement use.