Monday, May 31, 2004

Vitamins 'do not prevent cancer'

Your background, rather than your diet influences whether you get cancer or heart disease, according to research.

A study by the Universities of Bristol and London suggests eating antioxidant vitamins does not prevent the diseases.

Factors like living in deprived social circumstances and whether you are a smoker, rather than taking vitamin supplements, affect susceptibility.

However, people who have diets rich in vitamins A, C and E are less likely to have suffered deprived circumstances.

Bristol University's Dr Debbie Lawlor and colleagues reviewed previous studies and undertook new research for the study.

Source BBC News


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