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New hope for those battling post-menopausal breast cancer

PHOENIX - A new study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine gives hope to post-menopausal women battling invasive breast cancer.

Findings from a study involving thousands of post-menopausal women suggest that women who develop invasive breast cancer may benefit from taking supplements containing both multivitamins and minerals.

The new research, published in "Breast Cancer Research and Treatment," suggests the risk of dying from invasive breast cancer was 30 percent lower among multivitamin and mineral users, compared with nonusers.

"Our body needs the multivitamins and minerals for anti-oxidants and phytochemicals. They help build healthy cells, eliminate toxins [and] help prevent cancer," said Lee Renda, Oncology Dietician for the University of Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital. "Anti-oxidants and phytochemicals are in fruits and vegetables, but they are also in multivitamins and minerals," said Renda.

Renda says patients should look for a multivitamin that has 100 percent of the daily allowance or 100 percent of the daily values.

About the Author

Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.


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