Multi-vitamin pills raise the risk of breast cancer

Women who take a daily multivitamin pill to ward off illness may actually be increasing their risk of breast cancer, according to research by Swedish researchers.

Multi vitamin pills raise the risk of breast cancer 245x300 Multi vitamin pills raise the risk of breast cancerExperts from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, tracked more than 35,000 women aged between 49 and 83 over a ten-year period. They found those who regularly took multivitamins were 19 percent more likely to have developed a breast tumour.

Even when researchers took account of whether the women smoked, exercised too much or had a family history of the they still found a significant link with multivitamin use reports dailymail.co.uk

“These results suggest multivitamin use is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. This is of concern and merits further investigation” the researchers

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