Can vitamins help prevent certain cancers?

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  • AAndrea Pennington, Integrative Medicine, answered
    The protective effects of vitamins for fighting cancer appear to depend on a cooperative effort between them and other nutrients found diets rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. Vitamin E may be beneficial for the prevention and treatment of specific cancers, including prostate, oral, stomach, and throat cancers. One study reported that people with the lowest blood levels of vitamin E are at higher risk for all types of cancer than those with the highest levels. Some studies have suggested that certain vitamin D compounds may inhibit prostate cancer cells from proliferating.
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