Effect of Most Vitamins on Cancer Is Inconclusive

November 11, 2013 10:01 PM

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Effect of Most Vitamins on Cancer Is Inconclusive

Taking vitamin E or beta-carotene does not appear to reduce the risk of cancer or cardiovascular disease, according to a new review from a government-appointed panel of experts.

However, there isn't enough evidence to say whether other vitamins or minerals (such as vitamin D, calcium and selenium) or multivitamins reduce the risk of these two conditions, according to the review from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

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