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    Hello,

    I have heard that consuming long term pills of Vitamins and Minerals for example "Vitamin C" could cause Cancerous Disease I don't know if this is true or not, it might be for the preservatives that are used...?

    I have been consuming Iron pills for more than 6 months, i had iron deficiency, which the spoon like effect had happened on one of my nails (which now is much recovered), Is it safe to continue using these pills?

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    Where did you read that cancer has been linked to Vitamin/mineral supplements?


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    Folic acid is belived to be helpful in preventing cancer, but may support the growth of existing cancers.

    Unraveling the complex relationship between folat... [Biofactors. 2011] - PubMed - NCBI
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    It actually makes excellent sense. Cancers are growths of normal cells turned abnormal, so that they multiply much faster, and take in nutrients much faster. If you are kind enough to give your cancer cells lots of vitamins, they will grow that much faster and kill you quicker. I am not sure if this is definitively demonstrated scientifically, but it certainly makes sense.
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    THe wording of hte op was "cause cancerous disease", this is what i was questioning, not the benefit of V & M to preexisting cancer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    Where did you read that cancer has been linked to Vitamin/mineral supplements?
    Actually i had read it some time ago on an article, i am not sure exactly but i guess it was on livescience.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panthera Leo View Post
    Is it safe to continue using these pills?
    As long as you are not exceeding the specified dose and have been told to continue taking them by your doctor.
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    It is important to note that all vitamins and minerals are different. Some are relatively harmless, even in large doses, others can make you very ill if you take more than you need. Most people get all the vitamins and minerals they need from their diet. It is only those with a restricted diet or some specific medical condition that should need to to take supplements.
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    No-one should take vitamin and mineral supplements unless told to by their doctor. It is actually healthier to upgrade your diet than try to fill in its deficiencies with pills.

    For example : if you are short of vitamin E, then eat more fruit and vegetable, and get the full benefits of vitamins, co-vitamins, fibre, antioxidants, minerals, and all the good stuff in the fruits and vegetables that are not present in pills.
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    Thankyou very much


    It would be much better to get these nutrients in their natural ways,
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    If the same material, nutrients would have the same effect ( or lack of effect) - supplied from so-called natural sources, purfied form them or synthesized.

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    Taking vitamins can shorten your life. Seriously!
    Do vitamin supplements increase death risk? - Health News - MSN NZ Health Hub
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    Thank You very much for the Article, really Interesting
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    Eat at the big M, you know it makes sense.
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    You really have the true and solid information about the use of the pills.
    If we use the pills more then 300 days then there is strong chance that you will face the cancer that is dangerous for the live.
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