Cancer risk reduced in older men with daily multivitamin use

Analysis of the Physician’s Health Study II, involving almost 15,000 male doctors including 1312 with a history of cancer, found a statistically significant 8% reduction in total cancer incidence with multivitamin use (Centrum Silver provided by Pfizer) compared to placebo.

After an average 11-year follow-up there were 2669 confirmed cancer cases. Almost half were prostate cancer, of which the majority were early stage.

“The significant reduction in total cancer minus prostate cancer suggests that daily multivitamin use may have a