Supplementary vitamins may increase the risk of cancer, new research has claimed.
Scientists at the University of Colorado studied several trials, involving thousands of patients, over the past decade and found that those imbibing over-the-counter vitamins were more – not less – likely to have health problems.
The findings, presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) over the weekend, were surprising admitted the centre’s associate director.
“We found that the supplements were actually not beneficial for their health. In fact, some people actually got more cancer while on the vitamins,” Tim Byers, associate director for cancer prevention and control at the CU Cancer Center, said.