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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Offers Free Public Lecture on the Relationship of Vitamins, Diet and Cancer Risk

"Vitamin Supplments: Can Popping a Pill Reduce Your Cancer Risk?"

Millions of people take vitamin supplements. Why? What are the risks and benefits? Why not just eat more fruits and vegetables? These questions and more will be answered at a free community lecture on Tuesday, May 16, at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Dr. Ruth Patterson will present, "Vitamin Supplements: Can Popping A Pill Reduce Your Cancer Risk?" A lecture addressing the evidence confirming the benefits of eating fruits and vegetable and the reduction in cancer risk. Patterson will also discuss the more recent knowledge gained about vitamin supplements and cancer risk. Can eating fruits and vegetable be replaced by taking supplements? She will explain how eating fruits and vegetable are known to prevent cancers such as oral, stomach and colon, and you may or may not get the same effect from supplements.

Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome. This is the second lecture in a series of six lectures, to find out more about this lecture, or other lectures, call the Hutchinson Center at (206) 667-4285.

 

 

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical technology to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center's four scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. For more information, visit the Center's Web site at <www.fhcrc.org>.