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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2014

Beta-Carotene and Vitamin E to Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease: Preventive Medication in Adults

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against the use of beta-carotene or vitamin E supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer. This is a D recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends against the service. There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Cancer
Heart Disease and Stroke
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and CVD: Counseling recommendation statement. [Internet]. 2014 Feb [cited 2015 Jun 30]. Available from: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf14/vitasupp/vitasuppfinalrs.htm