Created: 02/25/2014 7:06 AM WHEC.com
Beta-carotene and vitamin E supplements should not be taken for the sole purpose of preventing cardiovascular disease or cancer.
That's according to the final report from a government task force that reviewed the potential harms and benefits of using vitamins to ward off chronic disease.
While evidence was insufficient for most vitamins, the report found beta-carotene can raise the risk of lung cancer in people at-risk for the disease.
It also concluded vitamin E had absolutely no effect on the prevention of heart disease or cancer.