Life Insurance Comparison Site Quoteboffin.co.uk Encourages Women To Take Vitamin And Calcium Supplements To Cut Breast Cancer Risk
on: May 03, 2010, 12:54 pm
Vitamin supplements have been in for a hard time in recent
years, with some health professionals claiming they have little effect
on overall health. However, a new study has found that vitamin and
calcium supplements could help women cut their risk of breast cancer by
up to a third.
The research, which examined the diet and health of 700 women, found that those with
nutrients added to their diet were up to 40 per cent less likely to develop breast
cancer. In a report from the Scotsman, lead researcher of the study, Professor Jaime
Matta, made it clear that it wasn’t a case of immediate protection, but rather a
Health insurance site Quoteboffin.co.uk has stated its
hope that the study will prompt an uptake in the consumption of vitamin and calcium
supplements in women across the country. A spokesperson explained: "Breast cancer
can be a devastating illness for sufferers and it’s very encouraging to hear news of
this study from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico.
"If a simple supplement can help women cut the risk of them developing breast
cancer in the future then we strongly advise they think seriously about it."
The study analysed 268 women with breast cancer and 457 healthy controls and
discovered that vitamin supplements could cut the risk of breast cancer by up to 30
per cent, and that the danger could be cut by up to 40 per cent when combined with
While previous studies have suggested that vitamin rich foods can help prevent
breast cancer in young women, this new research adds weight to growing evidence that
vitamins, especially taken in combination with calcium, can be an important factor
in cutting the risk for breast cancer.
The findings were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research in
Washington DC and professor Matta explained that large vitamin doses were not needed
for benefits to be seen. He stated his belief that an increase in vitamin and
calcium intake was a definite way to reduce risk.
Quoteboffin said it encouraged women to pay heed to the research and to also
consider their long-term health. "While this study represents an early stage of
research into the connection between vitamin and calcium supplements and the way
they can cut the risk of breast cancer, we feel it’s certainly one that women should
pay attention to.
"We also encourage people to take other preventative measures such as checking
their health insurance policies to make
sure they have protection for the future should they need it."
Contact Details: QuoteBoffin.co.uk