Nutritional supplements and cancer: potential benefits and proven harms.

@article{Harvie2014NutritionalSA,
  title={Nutritional supplements and cancer: potential benefits and proven harms.},
  author={Michelle N Harvie},
  journal={American Society of Clinical Oncology educational book. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Annual Meeting},
  year={2014},
  pages={
          e478-86
        }
}
Nutritional supplements are widely used among patients with cancer who perceive them to be anticancer and antitoxicity agents. Large-scale, randomized cancer prevention trials have mainly been negative, with some notable adverse and beneficial effects. For example, these trials showed that beta-carotene increases the risk of lung and stomach cancer, vitamin E increases prostate cancer and colorectal adenoma, and selenium reduces gastric and lung cancer in populations with low selenium levels… CONTINUE READING
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