Dietary supplements and cancer prevention: balancing potential benefits against proven harms.

@article{Martnez2012DietarySA,
  title={Dietary supplements and cancer prevention: balancing potential benefits against proven harms.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Elena Mart{\'i}nez and E. T. A. F. Jacobs and John A. Baron and James Arthur Robert Marshall and Tim E. Byers},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={2012},
  volume={104 10},
  pages={732-9}
}
Nutritional supplementation is now a multibillion-dollar industry, and about half of all US adults take supplements. Supplement use is fueled in part by the belief that nutritional supplements can ward off chronic disease, including cancer, although several expert committees and organizations have concluded that there is little to no scientific evidence that supplements reduce cancer risk. To the contrary, there is now evidence that high doses of some supplements increase cancer risk. Despite… CONTINUE READING
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