Supplements may raise, not lower, cancer risk

April 21, 2015 4:45 PM

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Supplements may raise, not lower, cancer risk

Although dietary supplements are often touted for their health benefits, they may in fact increase your cancer risk, especially if taken in high doses, according to a new analysis of previous research.

"In a nutshell, the answer is no, the vitamin pills do not reduce cancer risk," said the author of the analysis, Dr. Tim Byers, of the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

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