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March 13, 2013

Multivitamins for Cancer Prevention in Men

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.

Author Affiliations: Department of General Surgery (Drs Wang and Li; lzf2568@yeah.net) and Scientific Research Center (Dr Ji), Xi’an Jiaotong University the Second Affiliated Hospital, Xi’an, China.

JAMA. 2013;309(10):980. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.1188

To the Editor: Dr Gaziano and colleagues1 reported results from a large-scale, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial showing daily multivitamin supplementation modestly but significantly reduced the risk of total cancer. Although we agree that these data provide support for the potential use of multivitamin supplements in the prevention of cancer in middle-aged and older men, we have several comments with respect to the data.

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