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Selenium and vitamin E supplements can up prostate cancer risk

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 13:03

Researchers have found that high-dose supplementation with both the trace element selenium and vitamin E increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer.

Red meat, pork improve fertility: Expert

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 19:06

Nutrients found in red meat play an important role in fertility levels and the general health of women and men planning a pregnancy, says an expert.

`Selenium cuts down risk of cancer`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 19:14

The body uses selenium, a mineral vital for good health, to make `selenoproteins` which protect cells from damage.

Over-the-counter pills `can halve heart disease risk`

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 09:24

a combination of two over-the-counter drugs could help fight heart disease and reduce deaths by half.

Dietary supplements can elevate cancer risk: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 12:16

Supplements such as beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid, quaffed at much higher levels than their recommended daily doses, are most likely to elevate the risk of developing a host of cancers, a study says.

Now, super tomatoes that can combat cancer

Last Updated: Sunday, July 17, 2011, 00:00

The new "super tomatoes" are fortified with minerals which can improve your immune system and help prevent cancer.

Selenium doesn`t prevent cancer: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 00:00

There is no convincing evidence that taking high doses of selenium can prevent cancer.

Selenium can reduce cancer risk: Study

Last Updated: Friday, October 23, 2009, 00:00

Anti-cancerous properties in Selenium could significantly lower bowel cancer risk, an Australian study has found.

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