I am truly stunned at how a vitamin, which is essential to the body, may play a factor in cancer. I learned vitamin E had many benefits such as anti-inflammatory, improves immune system, and prevents heart disease. This prompts the question, do other vitamins or nutrients that are so-called beneficial have the potential to influence cancer and/or other diseases? Further studies should definitely make it clearer as to how to approach this issue.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Vitamin E May Cause Cancer In Some People
A study done by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have made a peculiar revelation on the effects of vitamin E. Depending on an individual's COMT gene, vitamin E can increase or decrease chances of getting cancer. Kathryn Hall, PhD, MPH, from the division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and her colleagues inspected cancer rates of women during a 10 year trial and continued another 10 years after. Those women with the met-met COMT variant who had taken vitamin E had a 14% lower rate of cancer. On the other hand, the val-val variant had a 15% higher rate of cancer.