Many people take vitamins and supplements while they are being treated for cancer; some take them to prevent cancer. Here are tips to help you shop wisely.
Vitamin D is one of the most studied supplements for cancer prevention and treatment right now.
Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E , and beta-carotene contain antioxidants once thought to help prevent cancer. However, more recent studies show that high levels of these, in supplement form, may increase cases of gastrointestinal cancers, such as stomach, colon, and esophageal, in some populations. However, eating foods that contain these vitamins reduces the risk of many kinds of cancer.
Information About Vitamins and Supplements
Do you know how to evaluate vitamins and supplements? There are so many vitamins, supplements, and herbal extracts on the shelves. Use these tips to find out which ones may be right for you.
Safe Upper Limits for Vitamins and Minerals
When it comes to vitamins and minerals, how much should you take? Find out the safe upper limits for the vitamins you take, as well as the recommended daily allowance you may need.
Vitamin and Supplement Glossary: Common Definitions
This glossary provides simple definitions for common terms such as antioxidants, fat soluble, or phytochemicals. Find out what the lingo really means.