I believe we are meant to gain our nutrition from whole foods.
Dietary vitamin B6. B12, folate to decrease pancreatic cancer risk:
“Researchers exploring the notion that certain nutrients might protect against pancreatic cancer found that lean individuals who got most of these nutrients from food were protected against developing cancer. The study also suggests this protective effect does not hold true if the nutrients come from vitamin supplements.
In a study published in the June 1 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, investigators combined data from four large studies and found that people who were at or below normal body weight decreased their risk for developing pancreatic cancer if they took in high levels of vitamin B6, vitamin
B12, and folate from food. The study determined that their risk was 81 percent, 73 percent, and 59 percent lower, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and folate respectively, compared with participants who did not eat as much of these nutrients or who weighed more. According to the researchers, that was the only statistically significant finding from the study, which is the largest yet to look at these nutrients and pancreatic cancer risk.
“All we can say is that a person who has reason to be concerned about their risk of developing this cancer, which is relatively rare but quite deadly, should maintain a normal weight and eat their fruit and vegetables,” said the study’s lead investigator, Eva Schernhammer, M.D.,
Dr.P.H., an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
The researchers also say that they uncovered another interesting trend that some people who received these nutrients from multivitamin pills had an increased risk of developing the disease. According to the researchers, individuals who said they used multivitamins, and whose blood showed traces of these nutrients, had a 139 percent increasedrelative risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
“This is a preliminary, but intriguing, finding because it suggests that something in the vitamins may fuel pancreatic cancer growth,Dr. Schernhammer said.”
“Recent research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that taking multivitamins more than seven times a week can increase the risks of contracting the disease. This research was unable to highlight the exact vitamins responsible for this increase (almost double), although they suggest that vitamin A, vitamin E and beta-carotene may lie at its heart. The correlation was strongest for men with a family history of the disease, and who also took selenium, beta-carotene or zinc supplements.”
Multivitamin Supplement Use and Risk of Breast Cancer: Discussion
In addition, past use (of multivitamin supplement) for 5 or more years was significantly associated with risk of developing ER–PR– breast cancer and breast tumors without lymph node metastasis. The associations between multivitamin use and breast cancer risk differed according to tumor size; a reduced risk was observed for ≤2-cm tumors but an increased risk for >2-cm tumors.
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