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“Prostate Cancer And Disappointing Expectations”

According to the American Cancer Society, one in six American men get prostate cancer at some point in their life and prostate cancer is diagnosed in 156 out of every 10,000 men in the United States each year. However, some of the tumors may never become deadly and there is debate over the best way to treat them.  The antioxidants, vitamin E, selenium and soy products had been taken by many in an attempt to prevent prostate cancer but a 2011 Canadian study deflated hopes that certain nutritional supplements could stave off prostate cancer, the second most common cancer in men.  Vitamin E, selenium and soy, taken daily for three years, provided no benefit to men who were at a higher risk of developing the disease.

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