Thursday, October 30, 2008

NCI used coal tar based synthetic vitamin E to test vitamin E's value and then reported its failure

The NCI ran a study on vitamin E and selenium use for men with prostate cancer to see if they were effective.  They were not and the studies were halted.  But the research didn't report that no vitamin E was actually used but instead, the research was based on a coal tar based synthetic (di-alpha tocopherol acetate) which has no anti-oxidant properties and that was known to begin with.

Based on this, big Pharma funded mainstream news outlets are running headlines warning doctors to tell their prostate cancer patients not to take vitamin E and selenium.

Beta-carotene was dealt with in the same way.

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