Remember a while back when Vit E's undoubted benefits were slagged off by some bogus research doubtless funded by Big Pharma? Well they are at it again. The article is posted at http://www.thehealthierlife.co.uk/natural-remedies/vitamins/vitamin-e-prostate-cancer-cure-99332.html.
"Dietary supplementation with vitamin E significantly increased the risk of prostate cancer among healthy men." That's the shocking conclusion of a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association... and what's more it was a gold standard placebo-controlled study, which involved many men over many years.
It drives me up the wall!
When time, money and resources are completely squandered on medical research that sets out to discredit alternative medicine yet again... and allows the media to go on yet another rampage about how ineffective and bad vitamins and supplements are...
I'm talking about this headline: "Dietary supplementation with vitamin E significantly increased the risk of prostate cancer among healthy men."
That's the shocking conclusion of a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association... and what's more it was a gold standard placebo-controlled study, which involved many men over many years.
Here the mainstream had a golden opportunity to provide an important breakthrough in our understanding of vitamin E... but they squandered it... and to add to that, it was also a very expensive blunder.
Much as the researchers got everything right, they made a massive critical error... They used a synthetic form of vitamin E... and there's no way around it: synthetic vitamin E is junk!
As we've explained many times before, this form of E supplement should only be used EXTERNALLY, because it's a molecule shape that the body is not designed to handle.
Now, if the researchers had wanted to put vitamin E to a GENUINE test, they would have used d-alpha. Or even better — the full spectrum of tocopherols and tocotrienols.
The only lingering question is whether these researchers squandered this golden oppertunity on purpose.
It's no secret that vitamin E has different forms. So anyone with enough experience to conduct a massive vitamin E study would surely be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the different forms.
So, just for fun, let's check the study's Conflict of Interest Disclosures...
• Merck appears three times
• Pfizer twice
• Novartis twice
• AstraZeneca twice
• Sanofi-aventis, Abbott, Janssen, and Amgen all appear once
• One researcher helped develop educational presentations for a prostate cancer drug
• Another researcher is co-founder of Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals
... Says it all really!
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