A research by the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, shows that taking multivitamins may increase your risk of breast cancer. Researchers observed 35 000 women aged between 49 and 83 years old during 10 years. Those who took multivitamins on a daily basis were 20 per cent more likely to get breast cancer.
Yet the findings are questionable and the researchers are set to continue investigation. They now assume increased risk may be linked to the fact that regular intake of vitamins and microelements causes the stiffening of breast tissue, which is one of the risk factors. It is also believed that folic acid taken in excess may trigger tumor growth.
Previous research by researchers from the University of Copenhagen revealed that abundant intake of vitamins A and E increases the risk of premature death and uncontrolled intake of supplements boosts the risk of prostate cancer in men by 35 per cent.
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