Vitamin supplements have been in for a hard time in recent years, with some health professionals claiming they have little effect on overall health. However, a new study has found that vitamin and calcium supplements could help women cut their risk of breast cancer by up to a third.
The research, which examined the diet and health of 700 women, found that those with nutrients added to their diet were up to 40 per cent less likely to develop breast cancer. In a report from the Scotsman, lead researcher of the study, Professor Jaime Matta, made it clear that it wasn’t a case of immediate protection, but rather a long-term effect.
Health insurance site Quoteboffin.co.uk has stated its hope that the study will prompt an uptake in the consumption of vitamin and calcium supplements in women across the country. A spokesperson explained: “Breast cancer can be a devastating illness for sufferers and it’s very encouraging to hear news of this study from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico.