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cobweb icon Archived: Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and CVD: Counseling and Preventive Medication

Original Release Date: June 2003

This version of this topic is currently archived and inactive. It should be used for historical purposes only.

Archived: Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations

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Preventive Medication -- Vitamins A, C, E, Multivitamin with Folic Acid

The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against the use of supplements of vitamins A, C, or E; multivitamins with folic acid; or antioxidant combinations for the prevention of cancer or cardiovascular disease. 

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Preventive Medication -- Beta Carotene

The USPSTF recommends against the use of beta-carotene supplements, either alone or in combination, for the prevention of cancer or cardiovascular disease.

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Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and CVD: Counseling and Preventive Medication. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/vitamin-supplementation-to-prevent-cancer-and-cvd-counseling-and-preventive-medication

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