Multiple-Vitamin, Mineral Combination Reduces the Risk of Cancer in Men

November 23, 2004

In this French study 13,000 men and women aged 35 to 60 were placed on a supplement for an average of 7.5 years. The supplement included Vitamin C 120mg, Vitamin E 45 IU, Beta-Carotene 10,000 IU, Selenium 100mcg, and Zinc 20mg. The incidence of cancer among men was significantly lower in the supplemented group than in the placebo group. The study is published in the November 22nd, 2004 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Commentary by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.

The men had more protection than the women possibly because men have lower antioxidant levels in general than women according to these researchers (of course this is in France, and is not possibly, representative of women in the USA). I would add the following to protect women and decrease their risk of cancer - Lycopene, Folic Acid, Tocotrienols, and Gamma-Tocopherol along with the previous formula. The men also would have benefited from these additional ingredients.

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Little Help to Arthritic Knee According to Review of 23 Studies

Commentary by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.

This is not good news on the back of the reports about Bextra, and the voluntary recall of Vioxx.