Doctors Health Press considers this new study important because it gives direction to cancer patients often in desperate need of guidance on the value of multivitamins and minerals. It also gives them a little push of hope.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 18, 2012
The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters, books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is lending its support to a new study showing that taking multivitamins regularly could help prevent colon cancer.
As reported in Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin on Thursday, February 16, 2012 (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/cancer-articles/multivitamins-may-help-prevent-this-cancer), researchers found that lab rats given regular multivitamin and mineral supplements showed a significantly lower risk of developing colon cancer—even when exposed to carcinogens.
It has been unclear if cancer patients can gain benefits from multivitamins, or if they have no effect, or even they are detrimental during cancer therapy. Doctors Health Press considers this new study important because it gives direction to cancer patients often in desperate need of guidance on the value of multivitamins and minerals. It also gives them a little push of hope.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article points out that, while the study is on rats, this is where most major health breakthroughs germinate. Researchers studied rats fed a high-fat diet (20% fat) over a 32-week period. The rats were divided into six groups, which were exposed to different combinations of supplements and carcinogens. The colon cancer induced in the study rats had characteristics that mimic human colon cancer.
Rats fed a high-fat and low-fiber diet and exposed to carcinogens developed pre-cancerous lesions. However, rats undergoing similar treatment, but given daily multivitamin supplements, showed a significant (84%) reduction in the formation of pre-cancerous lesions. Basically, they did not develop tumors.
As reported in Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, the researchers conclude that: "Regular supplements of multivitamins and minerals could reduce the risk of colon cancer."
(SOURCE: "Multivitamin and mineral supplementation in 1,2-dimethylhydrazine induced experimental colon carcinogenesis and evaluation of free radical status, antioxidant potential, and incidence of ACF," Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2012; 90: 45-54.)
Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin is a daily e-letter providing natural health news with a focus on natural healing through foods, herbs and other breakthrough health alternative treatments. For more information on Doctors Health Press, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com.
Victor Marchione, MD is the Chairman of the Doctors Health Press Editorial Board. He is also the editor of The Food Doctor and has released a new video revealing 12 fighting foods to help virtually all of your current health problems. To see the video, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/12-fighting-foods.