According to a recent leading study, vitamin pills, which are used by millions of people in order to boost their health, may be harmful with the possibility of giving cancer to the consumer. Scientists claim that taking pills and capsules, for example vitamin D and calcium, do not in fact reduce the risk of cancer. Antioxidant pills, such as beta carotene and vitamins C and E may even promote the disease.
Scientists from the U.S.A explain, in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, that the consumer is mislead by the supplement manufacturers. In the United Kingdom a third of the adult population take some form of dietary supplement most days of the year, whilst the industry is worth £675 million a year. Nonetheless, we should not forget that the best way to get a full range of vitamins and minerals we are obliged to eat a healthy, balanced diet, including a wide variety of fruit and vegetables; hence we shouldn't be consuming any supplements.