Multivitamins may not benefit cancer patients, study finds

07/9/2013 |

People with precancerous squamous dysplasia of the esophagus who took multivitamins for six years were no less likely to die from cancer than those who received a placebo, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings suggest that "multivitamin supplements had no effect on total mortality or mortality from any of the specific causes of death examined, including cancer mortality, among all participants," researchers said.

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