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Vitamins and Breast Cancer

A Swedish study found that women who regularly took multivitamins were 19% more likely to develop a breast cancer than those who did not take multivitamins1.  35,329 women aged 49 to 83 years old took part in that study and were followed up for 10 years. The research found that women who had taken multivitamins for three years or more ... Read More »

Anti-Breast Cancer Diet

More women than ever before are surviving breast cancer due to better awareness, screening and improved treatments. However, some of these breast cancer survivors feel anxious or depressed, particularly about the possibility of the cancer coming back. Therefore, looking after the physical and emotional well being continues to be important after the breast cancer treatment is complete.   Breast cancer is ... Read More »

Are Antioxidants Bad or Good for You

It is known that oxidative stress, which is caused by highly reactive “free radical” compounds circulating in the blood, is a factor in most diseases. As dietitians, we often get asked about whether or not taking a huge amount of antioxidant supplements is good for our health. Observational studies suggested that a diet high in fruits and vegetables, both of ... Read More »