Daily multivitamin use may help lower cancer risks in men
A daily dose of multivitamins for men helps prevent cancer.
Studies show that a daily dose of Centrum Silver helped reduce the risk of cancer in participants by nearly 8 percent. Gold-standard researched about 15,000 male doctors, aged 50 years or older for 13 years, according to NBC.
Dr. Michael Gaziano, chief of the division of aging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and researcher at VA Boston Healthcare System said, “It does appear that there is a modest reduction in cancer among middle-aged and older men.”
Excluding prostate cancer, the study found that multivitamin use helped cut site-specific cancers.
Dr. Ernest Hawk, vice president of cancer prevention at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, stated, “It’s a very mild effect and personally I’m not sure it’s significant enough to recommend to anyone,” he also said, “At least this doesn’t suggest a harm.”
According to USA Today, multivitamins made no difference in the development of prostate cancer, which accounted for half of all cases, but they lowered the risk of other cancer by 12 percent. Also there was a small chance that there were fewer cancer deaths with the use of multivitamins but the chance was so small it could have happened by chance alone.
Also, the participants in the study were generally healthier and only 4 percent smoked.