Research Shows Individuals Respond Differently To Nutrients
DC, 20 December 2002
results of a government-sponsored study on Vitamin E's role in preventing
prostate cancer have found that nutrients may be "tailored" to individuals
in the future.
being conducted for the National Cancer Institute, part of the National
Institutes of Health, in an ongoing test of more than 30,000 men,
indicates that some men may respond to certain nutrients better
than others, leading to the prospect of particular recommendations
of cancer-protective nutrients such as Vitamin E or selenium for
researcher has predicted that within five years, sufficient information
will be known to determine how a person's genetic structure will
influence the body's response to different nutrients and foods.
major prostate cancer study started earlier this year in the United
States, Puerto Rico and Canada and will continue for more than a
decade. Healthy middle-aged men are being tested to determine the
potential of Vitamin E to help prevent onset of prostate cancer.
The mineral selenium is also being studied. Test patients in the
Vitamin E group receive 400 milligrams of Vitamin E daily.
groups receive either Vitamin E alone, Vitamin E in combination
with selenium, selenium by itself, or a placebo.
for the Future.