A huge study, led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has found that multivitamin use has no impact on risk for common cancers, heart disease, or overall mortality. The study looked at over 160,000 postmenopausal women, and followed them for eight years. Click here to read more about this study.
I don't post this study to convince you one way or another about vitamins. As I said in my last post, I make my own nutritional choices but am not qualified to offer advice for others. I post this simply as more evidence to do your research and get good advice (preferably from a Registered Dietitian with experience in your cancer). Don't rely on what your neighbor says (unless she's an RD), or what Oprah says (unless she's an RD), or advertising (certainly not advertising!). Americans spend more than $20 billion a year on vitamins. Would some of that money be better spent on a gym membership? We know that regular exercise does have a positive effect on cardiovascular health, risk of cancer, diabetes, and numerous other health issues. Especially now, in this economic mess, we need to think about how best to spend our dollars. Just be informed so you can make good choices for your health.