Vitamin Supplements Tied to Higher Death Rates in Older Women in Study
By Elizabeth Lopatto – Oct 10, 2011
Multivitamins and some dietary supplements, used regularly by an estimated 234 million U.S. adults, may do more harm than good, according to a study that tied their use to 17% higher death rates among older women
March 31, 2010
Your multivitamin can give you cancer
CNN Medical Associate Producer
A new study with an alarming headline has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that may have some Americans thinking twice before popping their daily vitamin.
The study looked at data from 35,000 Swedish women, ages 49 to 83, who were cancer-free at the beginning of a 10-year period. A decade later, they found that older women who took a multivitamin were 19 percent more likely to develop breast cancer compared with women who didn’t take a vitamin. That finding was true regardless of whether the women smoked or took postmenopausal hormones over that 10-year period.
Long-term Use of β-Carotene, Retinol and Lung Cancer Risk.
Jessie A. Satia, Alyson Littman, Christopher G. Slatore, Joseph A. Galanko and Emily White
December 11, 2008.
High-dose β-carotene supplementation in high-risk persons has been linked to increased lung cancer risk in clinical trials.
Vitamin E pills linked to prostate-cancer risk
by Lindsey Tanner - Oct. 12, 2011
CHICAGO – There is more evidence that taking vitamin E pills is risky. Men randomly assigned to take a 400-unit capsule of vitamin E every day for about five years were 17 percent more likely to get prostate cancer than those given dummy pills.
Meta-analysis Results Suggest High-Dose Vitamin E Increases All-Cause Mortality
News Author: Peggy Peck
CME Author: Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP
Release Date: November 12, 2004;
Nov. 12, 2004 — Results of a meta-analysis of 19 randomized, placebo-controlled trials suggest that high dosages of vitamin E increases risk of all-cause mortality, and this dose-dependent increase begins at doses of 150 IU/day, said lead author Edgar R. Miller, III, MD, PhD, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland
Questions Remain After B Vitamin Study shows increased cancer and mortality.
BERGEN, Norway—Treatment with folic acid plus vitamin B12 was associated with increased cancer outcomes and all-cause mortality in patients with ischemic heart disease, according to a recent Norwegian study (JAMA 2009;302(19):2119-2126);