Pop a pill to reduce cancer risk
Eating a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables – especially vegetables – will provide your body with the essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients it needs. Of course, it’s not always easy to manage that – but there’s welcome news from science. New research suggests that popping a daily multivitamin tablet will help support your body’s systems in case you struggle to hit your five-a-day fruit and veg target. A study of around 15,000 men over four years found that those who took a daily multivitamin were up to 8% less likely to develop prostate or colorectal cancer than those who didn’t. The research, published in the Journal Of The American Medical Association, also reported that there was a 12% reduction in cancer mortality among subjects who took a daily pill.