Vitamins And Minerals That Reduce Cancer Risk

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European researchers have found that the vitamins C and E as well as the mineral selenium may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by two-thirds. Globally, pancreatic cancer kills more than 250,000 people a year.

This cancer is deadly. Only 3 percent of people with this disease survive beyond five years. Genes, smoking and type 2 diabetes are all risk factors. Diet is also thought to play a role.

In this study, people who consumed the highest levels of vitamins C and E and selenium in their food were 67 percent less likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those who took in the least.

The researchers note that experiments using antioxidant dietary supplements have not produced significant results, but this may be because food sources of these nutrients are more beneficial than supplements. Citrus and kiwi fruits are high in vitamin C. Nuts and spinach contain vitamin E. Selenium is found in nuts and fish.

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Carl Lowe

has written about health, fitness and nutrition for a wide range of publications including Prevention Magazine, Self Magazine and Time-Life Books. The author of more than a dozen books, he has been gluten-free since 2007.

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  • FreedomFighter

    “The researchers note that experiments using antioxidant dietary supplements have not produced significant results, but this may be because food sources of these nutrients are more beneficial than supplements. Citrus and kiwi fruits are high in vitamin C. Nuts and spinach contain vitamin E. Selenium is found in nuts and fish.”
    After raising generation, after generation of dogs and cats, it is obvious that good food, rich in quality protein, vitamins and minerals, combined with supplementation of vitamins and minerals, clean filtered water can extend the life of the animals by about 2 to 6 years or more and they are generally healthier with fewer episodes of illness. I see no reason this doesn’t apply to human beings as well, IMHO it is a not just vitamins supplementation, it is a full spectrum approach to health, including supplementation — exercise and clean water being very important.
    Laus DeoSemper FI

  • Karolyn

    Cancer is curable. It’s too bad “they” won’t get the message out. I enjoy very good health at 66 and having been diagnosed with hepc 13 years ago. C is one of those vitamins I supplement at a fairly high dosage. Another that Bob Livingston recommends is D3, which I attribute to my steadily improving labs. I don’t care what skeptics say, supplementation is the way to go, especially since even our fruits and veggies do not have as much nutrition as they used to due to depletion of the soil.

  • Charlie

    Medical research told the world the “”Cure”” for cancer about 50 years ago ,,, BUT,,, the general public could not “”Decipher”” what the “Researchers” said … “”” cancer cells cannot survive in a “Alkaline” solution”””… BINGO!!!! there’s you answer for cancer cure… KEEP your pH factor at 7 or 8 WITH Alkaline forming NATURAL FOODS… Would you believe??? cancer can be stopped with baking soda????????………… Take about a half of tablespoon of baking soda to raise your pH factor up to 7 or 8 within an hour…. What do you think God is a dummy??? for every “”Problem””” God Created a “”Cure””… EAT ONLY the basic foods God approved in The Bible…. Don’t believe The Bible??? THEN!!! you got a problem far worse than cancer… Meanwhile… Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing … Acts 2:38 is salvation…