Archived: Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and CVD: Counseling and Preventive Medication
Original Release Date: June 2003
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Archived: Recommendation Summary
Summary of Recommendations
|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.
|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.
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and CVD: Counseling and Preventive Medication. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.