advertisement
30 August 2010

Food trumps supplements

Nutritional supplements may be popular, but experts warn that people need to educate themselves and use caution when using these products to try to reduce their risk of cancer.

Nutritional supplements are popular, but people need to educate themselves and use caution when using these products to try to reduce their risk of cancer, says a University of Texas expert. 

"If you eat lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans, you should get the nutrients, including fibre, vitamins and minerals, your body needs to lower your chances of getting diseases like cancer," Scroggs said. "Taking a pill can't replace a healthy diet."

 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Lifestyle »

E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know

E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places.

Allergy »

Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives

A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.