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Vitamin E May Increase the Risk of New Cancer

April 25, 2005

According to a new study reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, supplementation with Vitamin E increases the risk of developing a new cancer. The study involved 540 patients with head and neck cancers who were given either 400 IU/day of Vitamin E or placebo starting on the first day of radiation therapy for three years. Researchers found that patients who received vitamin E had a higher rate of second primary cancer compared to those on placebo.

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