Vitamin E-selenium-soy combo doesn’t prevent prostate cancer

In October 2008, the National Cancer Institute halted a study designed to test whether vitamin E and selenium, taken alone or in combination, could prevent prostate cancer after data showed the supplements might be doing more harm than good. The news didn’t get any better at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in April 2009.

Canadian researchers hypothesized that vitamin E and selenium, taken with soy protein, might prevent the development of prostate cancer in men who had already been diagnosed with high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN), a condition thought to be a cancer precursor. They tested their theory in 303 men, with half taking the supplements and the other half taking a placebo daily for three years. The men had prostate biopsies after six, 12, 24, and 36 months to see if they developed prostate cancer.

Over all, 26.4% of the study’s participants developed invasive prostate cancer, with no meaningful difference in the number of cancer cases between the two groups. The findings highlight the importance of conducting randomized trials of dietary supplements, many of which are falsely promoted as cancer fighters.

SOURCE: Fleshner NE, Kapusta L, Hersey K, et al. Randomized Trial of Combination Vitamin E, Selenium, and Soy Protein Among Men with High Grade Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia (HGPIN). Journal of Urology 2009;181(4 Suppl): abstract 736.

Originally published September 2009; last reviewed February 24, 2011.

Below are spiritual recipe for health and wellness: Matthew E. McLaren

1 Corinthians 3:1-2 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able

,1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.

Psalm 65:9 You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth.

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater;

Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

Acts 12:24 But the word of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied.

Proverbs 11:24 There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.

Ezekiel 8:6 And He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations which the house of Israel are committing here, so that I would be far from My sanctuary? But yet you will see still greater abominations.”

Ephesians 4:16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

2 Chronicles 7:16 “For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.

2 Corinthians 9:10 Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;

Hebrews 5:12-14 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

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