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Garlic, Grape Seed, and Multivitamins May Exert Chemopreventive Effects Against Hematological Malignancies


In a prospective study involving an analysis of data collected from 66,227 men and women between the ages of 50 and 76 years, out of which 588 cases of hematological malignancy were identified, high use of garlic supplements, ever use of grape seed supplements, and supplementation with multivitamins were all inversely associated with hematological malignancies. Specifically, use of garlic supplements 4 or more days per week for 4 or more years was associated with an HR of 0.55, ever use of grape seed supplements was associated with an HR of 0.57, and high use (8-10 pill-years) of multivitamins was suggestive of an inverse association (HR=0.80) of hematological malignancies. The authors conclude, "This is the first cohort study to suggest a possible role of these supplements in the chemoprevention of hematologic malignancies."

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