Duffy MacKay, a naturopathic doctor and vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition in Washington, D.C., agreed.
"When you look at an intervention like this, you're definitely not looking at the role of the supplements at preventing tumors, because the tumors likely started well before the trial," he noted. "So really what the trial is about is giving vitamin B and omega 3 and seeing if they altered the outcome, the progression, of these cancers," MacKay explained.
"And with that you have to realize that cancer is a very complex multi-factorial disease," MacKay stressed. "And two supplements would never be expected to be a successful treatment on their own. I would say, however, that proper nutrition is one of your best allies in terms of wellness, period. And while no one ever claimed these were cancer drugs, if you will, supplements make sense, cancer or no cancer."
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