A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial published in JAMA, evaluated the effectiveness of daily multivitamin use and cancer risk in men.  This 14 year trial involved 14,641 male US physicians 50 years of age and older and found daily multivitamin use significantly reduced the risk of total cancer in men, but did not reduce the risk of prostate, colorectal or other site-specific cancers.  A previous study in JAMA on the same patient population found that multivitamins did not protect against cardiovascular events.  Have you received many questions from patients regarding multivitamins following the results of both these studies? 

For more information, please read the article in JAMA.

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