Pop a pill to re­duce can­cer risk

Men's Fitness - - Updates -

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.

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