I read this from an interview by Jillian Michaels with Dr. Angus. The link is:
http://www.everydayhealth.com/cancer/how-to-win-the-war-on-cancer-better-sh oes-fewer-vitamins.aspx?xid=aol_eh-gen_2_20120501_&aolcat=HLT&icid=maing-gr id10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D158123
And here was the quotes:
Ditch your multivitamin.
“A vitamin is something the body can’t synthesize or create on its own. For example, a mouse has the gene where it can make vitamin C, so vitamin C isn’t a vitamin to a mouse,” Agus explains. It is a vitamin to us, but there are healthier ways to get it — such as in food — than by popping a daily supplement. Research says vitamins show no significant effect on cancer survival and may actually damage your DNA.
“When you give a large dose in a pill, you downregulate the receptor and screw up all the signaling,” Dr. Agus tells Jillian. “The body, for example, needs 10 to 15 units of vitamin E, yet a pill has 400 units. Who said more is better?”
In fact, more can be worse, according to one recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association that looked at the effects of multivitamins on 39,000 women. “The women who took the multivitamins were actually healthier — [they had] lower BMIs, they had less diabetes going in, and they exercised more,” Agus says. “[But they also had] a 15 percent higher death rate.” Which is not to say vitamins — the nutrients, not the pills — are bad for you. “In food, [they’re] awesome. Eat the real food.”
And on osteoporosis medications and cancer:
Address the problem before it starts.
" Conventional thinking about cancer tells us you can’t attack the disease until you have it, but Agus says conventional thinking is wrong. “I want doctors to treat toward health and not toward disease,” he writes in his book. “We’ve forgotten that curing cancer starts with preventing cancer in the first place.” One great example of how to do this, he tells Jillian, is a study from 2004 in which breast cancer survivors were given either a placebo or a drug that builds bone for osteoporosis. “People said, ‘Why would you do that? These people may have years to live. Why put them on a clinical trial?’” Agus explains. “Well, [because] breast cancer goes to bone. You change the soil, the seed doesn’t grow.”