New Evidence That Shows Taking Multivitamin and Calcium Supplements Can Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer
A study that the Science Daily and the American Association of Cancer recently did showed that taking a multivitamin may reduce the risk of breast cancer by 30 percent, and adding a calcium supplement could increase that number up to 40 percent.
The study used a total of 725 women, 268 of those women had breast cancer and the other 457 were healthy. The study was done in Puerto Rico at the Ponce School of Medicine. Every woman filled out a questionnaire which included their age, family medical history, breast feeding history, and also which vitamins and mineral supplements they took and for how long. The study was done to determine the association of the capacity of DNA to repair itself and also examine how the consumption of vitamin and calcium supplements affected one’s risk of getting breast cancer. Every woman that participated received a blood test to determine their DNA’s capacity to repair itself. Which is a biologic process that involves over 200 proteins that if disrupted could cause cancer. The study did not show the specific vitamins that were taken by the women, most of the women in the study took multivitamins. The women did say that they took both the vitamin and calcium supplements on a regular basis. It was proven that taking vitamins and supplements did have long-term effects in breast cancer reduction.
So be sure to take a multi vitamin and a calcium supplement daily. If your not sure which one you should be taking consult your doctor or ask a pharmacist at your local drug store.