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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:14 PM

Multivitamin supplements and breast cancer, Zinc supplements and prostate cancer

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/multivitamin-supplements-and-breast-cancer/

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Reply Multivitamin supplements and breast cancer, Zinc supplements and prostate cancer (Original post)
snagglepuss Apr 2012 OP
SheilaT Apr 2012 #1
Ron Obvious Apr 2012 #3
HockeyMom Apr 2012 #2
unc70 May 2012 #4
LeftishBrit May 2012 #5

Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:26 PM

1. While I cannot begin to judge the validity

of this video, I have long maintained that taking vitamin supplements simply isn't necessary.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:18 PM

3. Yes...

They're certainly no substitute for a balanced diet.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:38 PM

2. I have only taken them when PG

specifically for the folic acid and calcium. Probably good thing since my younger daughter is allergic to dairy (even today at 28), and I could not ingest dairy products with her while pg or nursing.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #2)

Wed May 2, 2012, 01:26 PM

4. Folic acid greatly increases risk of prostate cancer

Really unfortunate because folate enrich grains and flour to prevent birth defects.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 07:41 PM

5. I am sceptical about this, just as I'm sceptical about the reverse (treating all illnesses as caused

by vitamin deficiencies).

I think there is the ever-present risk of confusing correlation and cause. First of all, most studies don't show any such relationship; only a few do. Secondly, people who have existing health problems may be more likely to choose to take vitamin supplements, and also be more vulnerable to a variety of conditions. Thirdly, there may be health hazards, not in the use of vitamin supplements as such, but in treating them as a substitute for other health measures, ranging from eating a balanced diet to seeking medical attention for symptoms.

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