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Study: Beta-carotene, vitamin E won't protect you from cancer, heart disease

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.



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