Kamis, 20 Oktober 2011

Another Prostate Study

And while we’re on the subject of male cancers…another new study released by the federal government reports that taking large doses of Vitamin E, which has been long-touted as a virtual wonder drug against cancer, heart disease, dementia, and other ailments, increased the risk of developing prostate cancer in middle-aged men by 17%.

Dr Erik Klein, of the famed Cleveland Clinic said, regarding the study, “You really have to question now how taking vitamin E will help someone.”

The findings were reported in the Journal of American Medical Association. These are the results of a study launched in 2001 by the National Institutes of Health to study prostate cancer, after lab studies and [some] clinical data indicated the antioxidant vitamin E and selenium might protect against prostate cancer.

Of course some scientists and the dietary supplements industry question the validity of the study – that’s pretty much a given, isn’t it? But, given the track record of dietary studies should give one pause, no matter what group is conducting the research and filing the report. For years eggs were good. So was coffee. Then in the 1990’s they were both terrible. Now both are good again.

Ingesting the vitamin may be good for protecting heart health and preventing other maladies, but if it increases the risk of prostate cancer, is it worth the risk? If you’re a middle-aged man (50+) and you’ve been taking a vitamin E tablet every day, the best thing to do in a case like this is discuss it with your doctor on your next visit. If you’re a young guy, protecting your prostate and keeping it healthy (that’s why you jack off to supplement your sex life – and you do, don’t you? Don’t you??), well, it’s a step in the right direction if you want to maintain the ability to get those steel-hard boners and continue blasting out those exquisite spurts of cum.

I wouldn’t fret, but it may be worth having a discussion with your doctor about it. Broach the subject with something like, “I heard about this study on prostate health, that taking vitamin E…”

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