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Vitamin E Supplements May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

Study Refutes Earlier Suggestion That Vitamin E Lowered Risk of Prostate Cancer

Risks of Excessive Vitamin Use

The 11 additional cancers represented a 17% increase in risk.

American Cancer Society Chief Medical Officer Otis W. Brawley, MD, says the surprising findings from the SELECT trial should serve as a cautionary tale.

"It is now clear that we need to be very cautious in our advocacy of taking excessive amounts of any vitamin," he tells WebMD. "Taking a multivitamin every day may be OK, but we now know that taking excessive amounts of vitamins can be dangerous."

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