An Apple a Day May Be Safer Than Vitamins

Brower, Vicki
June 2008
JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;6/4/2008, Vol. 100 Issue 11, p770
Academic Journal
The article reports on studies on the effectiveness and safety of vitamin and mineral supplements in healthy people and cancer patients and survivors. Tim Byers' team at the University of Colorado advised cancer patients not to depend on nutritional supplements. Cornelia Ulrich's team at the University of Washington found that breast cancer survivors reported the highest use of supplements.


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