Excessive Multivitamin Use Associated with Increased Risk of Advanced and Fatal Prostate Cancers

May 16, 2007

Results from the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health study, a large prospective study, indicate that the risk for advanced prostate cancer and mortality due to prostate cancer was the highest in men who reported concomitant use of multivitamins with selenium, beta-carotene, or zinc supplements. The risk was also high in those with a positive family history of prostate cancer.

Patients should discuss multivitamin use with their physicians.

[PubMed Abstract]