SUNDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) — Coming on the heels of two studies discounting the usefulness of vitamin B, folic acid, vitamin D and calcium supplements for cancer prevention, U.S. researchers report that vitamins C and E supplements won’t help prevent cancer, either.

The same team also recently reported that vitamin C and E supplements weren’t helpful in protecting users against heart disease.

“At least in the context of two very common outcomes — cardioprotection and chemoprevention — we see no compelling evidence to take vitamin E or C supplements,” said one of the study’s authors, Dr. Howard Sesso, an assistant professor of medicine in the division of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

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