Men warned of supplements risk

Men have been warned not to take a pair of popular vitamin and mineral supplements after research showing they can dramatically increase the risk prostate cancer.

Overdosing on the mineral selenium by taking supplements raises the chance of developing high-grade cancer by 91 per cent, scientists have found.

Vitamin E pills also boost the risk of aggressive cancer, more than doubling it for men lacking selenium.

The researchers believe selenium can turn toxic when present in the body