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February 5, 2007

Selenium and Vitamin E Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk

Filed under: Prostate Cancer Prevention

Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle report that higher dietary intake of selenium reduces prostate cancer risk when combined with high vitamin E intake.

Overall, the researchers found no association between serum selenium and prostate cancer risk. However, higher serum selenium correlated with a lower likelihood of prostate cancer in men who reported a high vitamin E intake (more than the average of 28 IU per day) and those taking multivitamins

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Statistics reveal that, the survival rate, in case of patients suffering from prostate cancer, has gone up to 75% in 2003-06 as against only 31% in 1971-75, though the rate is not uniform throughout the world. he relative survival rate among people in the age group of 60-69 is higher than the survival rates in younger or older age groups. It is almost 80% as against the survival rate of only 65% in the age group of 15-49, and 50% in the age group of 80-99.


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