Pregnancy Vitamin May Prevent Cancer

There's evidence that a multivitamin may be used to help prevent neuroblastoma, a deadly disease in the central nervous system that often affects children under three years old. If effective, children were 30 to 40 less likely to get the disease.

Researchers say the drug is still in its testing process to confirm the vitamin-cancer link. They also believe folic acid, and Vitamins A and C may reduce the chances of child cancer.

Researchers say neuroblastoma is not a common form of cancer and affects about nine out of one million children under 15-years-old.

However, it is the most common cancer among infants and few survive past five years.

Research was conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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