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Cancer Causing Supplements

Posted on 04/22/2015

Vitamins and supplements are doing more harm than good it seems. 

While most people who consume supplements tend to think they are doing something good for their health, while in fact, they may actually be increasing their cancer risk especially when they are taking them in high doses according to new analysis of previous research. 

Supplements Can Potentially Increase Cancer Risks

The new analysis examined 20 years of published studies on vitamin supplements and people’s cancer risk. What they found was that no pill reduced cancer risk. 

The findings of many people in the U.S. take high-dose vitamin supplements and think it is better or will improve their health, when in fact the opposite is true according to the author of the analysis, Dr. Tim Byers, of the University of Colorado Cancer Center. 

When regularly consuming more than the recommended amount of vitamins and supplements it actually has the reverse effect, it causes cancer. It is not exactly known why, however it has been shown to be true across all groups who shared that one trait of taking extra amounts of vitamins and supplements. 

Dr. Byers said the findings are substantial enough to consider them as both a clinical and public health safety issue. 

The results of the new analysis were presented this week at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015.


Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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