Friday, December 2, 2011

Too Much of Anything is a Bad Thing

We've all heard this before. Taking too much or doing too much of anything is a bad thing. Seems pretty common sense. Well, researchers have just discovered that the once beneficial regimen of selenium and vitamin E are a bad thing. Vitamin E more precisely.

Researchers have found that men taking extra Vitamin E to the tune of 400 I.U. a day causes an increased risk of prostate cancer. While only 17% increase in risk may not sound like much, it's still statistically significant. It was once thought that taking selenium and vitamin E to supplement the vitamin E you already get in your diet would prevent some forms of cancer. Now researchers are saying that may not be such a good thing for men. This is kind of one of those, 'what can help you in one way can possibly hamper you in another.'

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