Multi-vitamins cut cancer risk in older men by 8%
by Newsletter Editor
Taking a daily multi-vitamin for more than a decade may lower men’s cancer risk by 8%, study suggests.
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducted a study on 14,641 healthy male doctors aged 50 or older who were free of cancer when the study started.
The men were randomly assigned to take a one-per-day type daily multi-vitamin, while others were assigned placebo pills. They did not know which type they received.
After about 11 years, a total of 2,669 cases of cancer had developed, but the men who took the daily multi- vitamin had an 8 percent lower risk of developing cancer.