Jumat, 27 Agustus 2010

Multivitamins and Breast Cancer

Often the body does not get all the essential nutrients from the food. It is possible that some vital nutrients gets missed out therefore to supplement this loss one may take a pill of multivitamin on daily basis. A single dose helps in maintaining the body in perfect condition. Women are more prone to deficiency of various essential nutrients after the menopause.

There are many women who take vitamin supplements on a routine basis. Though it helps in maintaining their health, there are few studies which say that an excess consumption of multivitamin might affect their breast tissues and promote the development of cancer. However, it is not common to get breast cancer due to multivitamin because there is no direct link of multivitamin and breast cancer.

The studies on various women aged between 45 and 85 years have revealed that chances of breast cancer were more in women who took doses of multivitamin on daily basis. It is believed that some ingredients in these multivitamin may cause cancer, but this theory is still not established. There are various other factors which are related to breast cancer, such as age, weight, family history of cancer and few addictions like alcohol or smoking. These factors together may result in breast cancer.

Although the studies could not establish any connection between multivitamins and cancer yet, they have suggested an insignificant option of getting cancer, if multivitamins are overused. Certain elements in these pills can activate the development of cancerous cells in the body. Sometimes, folic acid in a multivitamin may give rise to deposits in the bone tissues resulting in the growth of cancerous cells. Other vitamins such as B6, C and E do not cause any harm. Also, calcium present in many multivitamins is harmless.


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