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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Researcher admits error

Here is an example of a terrible wrong against those with cancer, but at last a show of some integrity by the original investigator.

I just wonder how long it will take for MSM to change their focus.

Those of us who understand nutrients and anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins were correct all along.


It was news when it was claimed in 2005 & again recently, that vitamins can speed up cancer development. But the researcher who first published the study has now admitted that she got it wrong.

It made headlines around the world when it stated that patients who took Beta Carotene or vitamin E were 40% more likely to suffer a cancer recurrence. This year Cochrane Collaborative released a meta-analysis that suggested that antioxidants may shorten life.

But researchers from the Laval Uni Cancer Research Center in Quebec, led by Isabelle Bairati - the scientist who published the 2005 study - have re-analyzed the orginal data & discovered that they got it wrong.

The only people in the study who had their cancer return were smokers who refused to kick the habit while receiving radio or chemotherapy.

(Int J Cancer, 2008; 122: 1679-83.

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