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What to do: The Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) on 35,000 men--which is looking primarily at prostate cancer--will also examine selenium's impact on colon cancer risk.
The increase in risk became evident after extended follow-up in SELECT (Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial), a large international study that was discontinued earlier than planned, in 2008, because an interim analysis showed that neither vitamin E nor selenium supplements reduced the risk of prostate cancer.
"In fact, the results of the Nutritional Prevention of Cancer Trial and the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial raised concerns about possible harmful effects from long-term use of selenium supplements," said Dennert.