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Study: Multivitamin Use May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

April 22, 2010 by  

Study: Multivitamin use may lower breast cancer risk Women who take multivitamins and calcium tablets on a daily basis may have a significantly decreased risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a new study recently presented at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting.

Lead author Jaime Matta and his colleagues from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico found that while nutrient supplementation did not result in an immediate breast cancer risk reduction, it was linked to positive long-term effects when taken over many years.

For the study, the research team compared the lifestyle habits of 268 breast cancer sufferers to those of 457 healthy women. They found that women who routinely took multivitamins reduced their risk of developing the disease by nearly 30 percent compared to the control group. Furthermore, those who took nutritional supplements and calcium tablets reduced their risk by more than 40 percent.

Matta concluded that vitamin supplements may help subjugate cancer risk by enhancing DNA repair capacity.

"This process involves at least five separate pathways and is critical for maintaining genomic stability," he said. "When the DNA is not repaired, it leads to mutation that leads to cancer."
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  • Bret Pursifull

    Calscium is really necessary for the formation of strong bones and nails. -

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  • Dirk Mcfaddin

    Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and is necessary for proper muscle contraction, blood vessel health, hormone and enzyme production and the transmission of nervous system impulses, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements. Supplements of calcium are usually in the forms of calcium carbonate and calcium citrate — the calcium salt of citric acid. Though both are well-absorbed, calcium citrate can be taken at any time, with or without food, whereas calcium carbonate needs the production of stomach acid and food intake for absorption..

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