Daily Archives: April 22, 2015

Science! Excessive Intake of Vitamin Supplements May Increase Cancer Risk

You know how they talk about there being too much of a good thing? Apparently vitamin supplements can also fall under that category.

According to IFLScience, an article was published by the University of Colorado Cancer Center in which researchers analyzed data regarding vitamin usage and cancer, and found that those who took more than was necessary actually increased their risk of developing cancer. according to the post:

“We are not sure why this is happening at the molecular level,” explains researcher Tim Byers, “but evidence shows that people who take more dietary supplements than needed tend to have a higher risk of developing cancer.”

Ruh roh. The post goes on to assure us all not to panic, that these vitamins in the correct dosage should be beneficial for everyone.

Check it out, and have a great day everyone!

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