Vitamins and supplements

Vitamin E may indeed increase the risk of prostate cancer

It was once thought that taking vitamin E could reduce the risk of prostate cancer. However, recent research suggests this is not the case. Back in 2008 one large study, known as the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT), showed that not only did vitamin E fail to decrease the risk of prostate […]

Vitamin E doesn’t offer protection against prostate cancer

Marc B. Garnick, M.D.

Editor in Chief,

Although a recent article on healthy aging in the Washington Post suggested that taking vitamin E can help men prevent prostate and other cancers, that isn’t what the evidence shows.

Blood calcium levels may be linked to prostate cancer death

Research finds that men with high blood calcium levels are more likely to develop fatal prostate cancer than men with lower blood calcium levels.

Vitamin E-selenium-soy combo doesn’t prevent prostate cancer

Canadian researchers report in 2009 that these supplements offer no benefit in terms of prostate cancer prevention.

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