Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Too much Vitamin A?

Yahoo Health 4/21/2015: "Warning: Too Many Dietary Supplements May Increase Cancer Risk"

"One trial showed that taking more than the required amounts of beta-carotene— which is known for its ability to improve immunity and enhance vision — in supplement form increased the risk for developing both lung cancer and heart disease by 20 percent."

“More specifically, taking more than the recommended daily allowance of folic acid, Vitamin E and beta-carotene were all shown to increase cancer risk.”

"If you take vitamins or other dietary supplements, choose products that stay within the recommended daily allowance.”