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Vitamin E scare may affect prostate cancer prevention trials

A long term trial testing the effectiveness of vitamin E in prostate cancer prevention in men over 55 has been jeopardized by recent reports that vitamin E may be linked to an increased risk of death from heart attack. The negative reports about vitamin E has been made by John Hopkins university and others. Many of the 35,000 people involved in the vitamin E trial are panicking over the reports and the trial organizers are desperately trying to reassure them by stating that the negative reports are based on flawed studies. The clinical trial has important implications as prostate cancer is the number one killer in older men and African American men are particularly at risk.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by MSNBC

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About: Vitamin E scare may affect prostate cancer prevention trials

Date: 28 November 2004

Source: MSNBC

Author: Greg Lamm

URL: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6605948/

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