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Saturday, October 26, 2013

possible link between breast cancer survival and vitamin/mineral supplements

A recent study has reportedly revealed that postmenopausal invasive breast cancer patients who take multivitamins with minerals on a regular basis have a 30 percent lower rate of death when compared with those who do not take the supplement. S. Wassertheil-Smoller, et al., “Multivitamin and Mineral Use and Breast Cancer Mortality in Older Women with Invasive Breast Cancer in the Women’s Health Initiative,”Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, October 2013. Calling the evidence “tentative but intriguing,” lead author Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, said that “multivitamin/mineral supplements may help older women who develop invasive breast cancer survive their disease.”