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Can supplements prevent breast cancer?

Thisarticle deals with the women who want to improve their health and prevent breast cancer from developing. According to The Health Daily News women whoprefer to take multivitamins besides the regular intake of calcium havedecreased their chances in breast cancer development. A particular study onthis subject was conducted and the results were astonishing. It wasn’t establishedwhich vitamins in particular decreased the chances, it may be a combination ofmore vitamins according to the research. Dr. Jaime Matta, a well-knownprofessor of pharmacology stated that the full result and its good side wasdetermined by multivitamins. She also noted that vitamins have better influenceon our immunity when they are combined, than when separately consumed. Dr.Manuel Bayona suggested a major influence of multivitamins and calcium intakein reducing chances of breast cancer. He also agreed with his colleague thatit wasn’t determined which vitamins in particular have effect of breast cancer as they were consumed as multivitamins.

On theother hand, some discoveries suggest that some vitamins, particularly vitamins Cand E, don’t have influence on breast cancer prevention. The research that wasmentioned in the first part of this text led to much confusion among experts inthis field. They agree on the statementthat this study is too small for being mentioned at some big medical seminars.

The Study

The womenwho participated in this research were from the same area, Puerto Rico. 268 ofwomen were taking vitamins and calcium and they all had breast cancer. Another457 women didn’t have breast cancer and they also took vitamins and calcium. Thedoctors measured the DNA capacity repair, because it is closely connected tosome types of breast cancer. In thisstudy, women were at an older age and their DNA capacity was lower, and alsowomen who didn’t breastfeed had a higher risk of breast cancer development.The results were the following: the risk of tumor development was decreased to30 % because of multivitamin intake, while calcium supplements reduced the risk to40%. The calcium intake, however, influenced only the DNA repair and therefore the tumors, while with vitamins the results were different, as they had influence beyond theDNA repair.

Thecreators of this study want to find ways that can exploit the role and capacity of DNA asa marker for risk from breast cancer. But, there are some who don’t take muchnotice to this study, saying that it isn’t convincing enough in order to berecognized.

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