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Selenium, vitamin E supplements increase prostate cancer risk

Posted February 28, 2014, 2:18 pm Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publications When the SELECT trial started in 2001, there were high hopes it would prove that taking vitamin E or selenium could help prevent prostate cancer. The newest results from the trial show just the opposite—that taking selenium or vitamin E can actually increase the odds of developing prostate cancer. …

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