WARNING: Too Many Supplements Can Increase Risk Of Cancer And Heart Disease

WARNING: Too Many Supplements Can Increase Risk Of Cancer And Heart DiseaseMost people take vitamin tablets believing that they will improve their health and protect them against several diseases, little did they know, those pills do the opposite. A new study has found that popping too many supplements can actually increase the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Over the counter supplements are promoted for their health benefits but exceeding the recommended daily amount may have a counter effect, as Dr Tim Byers of the University of Colorado Cancer Centre said,

WARNING: Too Many Supplements Can Increase Risk Of Cancer And Heart DiseaseWe are not sure why this is happening at the molecular level but evidence shows that people who take more dietary supplements than needed tend to have a higher risk of developing cancer.”

Two decades ago research found those who ate more fruits and vegetables tended to have less cancer so Dr Byers began to investigate if taking extra vitamins and minerals would reduce cancer risk even further.

However, the associate director for cancer prevention and control added,

When we first tested dietary supplements in animal models we found that the results were promising. Eventually we were able to move on to the human populations. We studied thousands of patients for ten years who were taking dietary supplements and placebos.

WARNING: Too Many Supplements Can Increase Risk Of Cancer And Heart DiseaseWe found that the supplements were actually not beneficial for their health. In fact, some people actually got more cancer while on the vitamins.”

One trial exploring the effects of beta-keratin supplements showed that taking more than the recommended dosage increased the risk for developing both lung cancer and heart disease by 20 per cent.Folic acid, which was thought to help reduce the number of polyps in a colon, actually increased the number in another trial. According to Byers,This is not to say that people need to be afraid of taking vitamins and minerals. If taken at the correct dosage, multivitamins can be good for you. But there is no substitute for good, nutritional food.”WARNING: Too Many Supplements Can Increase Risk Of Cancer And Heart DiseaseFrom his explanation, most people should be able to achieve their recommended daily doses of vitamins and minerals by eating healthy, nutritional meals. Most people, therefore, don’t need to pop pills every day, and should probably stop wasting their money.

He added most people get the daily recommended doses of vitamins and minerals in their diets by eating healthy meal and warned, “At the end of the day we have discovered that taking extra vitamins and minerals do more harm than good.”

 

via LiveScience
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