Sometimes too much of a good thing is just TOO MUCH

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A new study shows Vitamin E may RAISE the risk of prostate
cancer.  35,000 men were enrolled in a study that was followed for 5 ½ years.  Those
taking  400 IU per day of Vitamin E had a 17% increase in prostate cancer.

More than 50% of people 60 years and older are taking supplements.  Many of those supplements have 400 IU of Vitamin E.   (Mind you, the recommended daily dietary allowance of Vitamin E is only 22.4 IU a day for men)

No explanation for the increased risk of prostate cancer is known, but the experimental outcomes were significant. . . and harmful.

Want to know more?  http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/noteworthy-trials/select/Page1

Hope this helps.

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About Leslie Greenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for 15 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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