2009 - Selenium and vitamin E, alone or together, did not prevent prostate cancer

Hoffman, Richard M.
March 2009
ACP Journal Club;3/17/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 3, p8
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a research related to the effectiveness of selenium, vitamin E, or both, in reducing the risk of prostate cancer in healthy middle-aged and older men. A randomized placebo-controlled trial revealed that supplementation with selenium, vitamin E, or their combination did not decrease risk for prostate cancer in healthy middle-aged and older men. The only population that might benefit from vitamin E is smokers, because of their increased oxidative stress.


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