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Vitamin supplements do not cut risk of gastrointestinal cancer

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7470.817 (Published 07 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:817

Lay Persons View

I am not a Doctor . I used to work in Medical research and
unfortunately in life have seen friends etc die of cancer.

I just wanted to say I think the use of vitamins is being
scare mongered....just in case it works, as the medical profession would
lose money if people stared to cure themselves taking vitamins.

To me it makes common sense as most of us these days eat badly . If
we ate more fruit and veg may be we wouldn't get sick in the first
place....fruit and veg contain vitamins and minerals don't they
?...funnily enough.

As a lay person I was upset and quite taken aback by the article !
It could frighten people in to totally giving up !

Rita Osborne

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11 October 2004
Rita D Osborne
Information Scientist
United Biscuits, High Wycombe HPI3 5XG