Taking vitamin and calcium supplements may reduce women's risk of breast cancer by as much as 40 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, and presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
"It is not an immediate effect. You don't take a vitamin today and your breast cancer risk is reduced tomorrow," researcher Jaime Matta said. "However, we did see a long-term effect in terms of breast cancer reduction." Read more
Monday, October 4, 2010
Calcium and Vitamin Supplements Reduce Breast cancer Risk
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One thing that women should be aware of is that taking vitamin and calcium supplements may reduce their risk of breast cancer by as much as 40 percent.