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In Brief: Supplements and cancer

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Supplements and cancer: Dietary supplement intake is "probably unnecessary and possibly unhelpful, in the context of cancer prevention," according to a report commissioned by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research. Presented at an AICR research conference in Washington, D.C. Oct. 9-10, the report offers 14 dietary recommendations for cancer prevention, including advice on maintaining "adequate and varied diets," sustaining body weight and physical activity, abstaining from alcohol consumption, minimalizing consumption of red meat and fats/oils, food storage, preservation, and additives and residues. The report was written by a 15-member panel chaired by John Potter, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center...





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