Taking multivitamins prevents cancer.
Over 33% of Americans currently take a multivitamin.
You may see even more people using them now that a recent study shows that multivitamins reduce the risk of cancer by 8%...mostly prostate cancers.
This sounds good...but it’s really not that significant. It translates to 83 patients needing to take multivitamins for 11 years to prevent one case of cancer. In fact, if just a few more patients in the placebo group were diagnosed with cancer, vitamin therapy would prevent cancer no better than placebo.