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Our proprietary “Star-Rating” system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.
For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.
|400 mcg daily||[2 stars] Folic acid appears to be effective against colon cancer, especially in people with ulcerative colitis, and people who drink alcohol.|
|Drink a few cups per day||[2 stars] The polyphenols in green tea leaves may help protect against colon cancer.|
|200 mcg daily||[2 stars] Selenium appears to protect against a variety of cancers, including colon cancer.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Through a variety of mechanisms, calcium appears to reduce precancerous conditions in the colon and the risk of colon cancer.|
Conjugated Linoleic Acid
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Preliminary and test tube studies indicate that CLA may reduce the risk of colon cancer.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Several studies have found that supplementing with fish oil reduces markers for colon cancer risk.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Preliminary research suggests that glutathione might have anticancer activity by binding with cancer-causing agents or by acting as an antioxidant.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Vitamin C has been shown to improve precancerous conditions in at-risk people.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] People who take vitamin D supplements have been shown to be at low risk for colon cancer.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] In most preliminary reports, vitamin E appears to protect against cancer.|
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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2014.