Multivitamins don't benefit colon cancer patients, study says

09/9/2010 | Reuters

A study of more than 1,000 patients who underwent surgery for advanced colon cancer showed that those who took multivitamins during and after chemotherapy did not have a survival benefit or a lower risk of recurrence compared with nonusers. The study "underscores the need to investigate the use of individual vitamins, such as vitamin D, which may, in fact, provide real benefit," the lead researcher said.

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