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Regular multivitamin use doubles a man's risk of developing fatal prostate cancer, US research suggests.
The findings come from a prospective study of 295,344 men who were free of cancer at baseline.
Over five years of follow-up, 10,241 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. Of these, 1,476 had advanced tumours.
Men who took multivitamins more than seven times a week had a 98 per cent higher risk of developing fatal prostate cancer than those who never used the supplements. Excessive use of multivitamins was also associated with a 32 per cent …