National news coverage for Dr Mohammad Muneeb Khan, founder of charity Killing Cancer Kindly (KCK), which warns that multivitamins could increase the risk of developing cancer.
There has been widespread national news coverage for British charity Killing Cancer Kindly (KCK), which has warned that multivitamins could increase the risk of developing cancer by as much as 30 per cent and should carry a health warning similar to those found on tobacco products.
National news titles including the Daily Mirror, The Sun, and Yahoo News have reported on the alarming health warning from the charity, founded by Dr Mohammad Muneeb Khan, one of the world’s leading oncologists.
In a post on its website, the charity says that taking a daily multivitamin for a period of four consecutive years or more could raise the lifetime risk of developing lung cancer in adulthood by nearly a third.
Supplements bombard the body with huge doses of “wholly unnecessary” nutrients that may enable cancerous cells to grow and multiply, it is claimed.
Natural vitamins found in foods pose no danger because they are absorbed slowly and the body takes only what it needs before flushing out the rest.
But synthetic pills are said to flood the blood stream with up to twice or more the recommended daily intake within hours, making their extraction more difficult for the body to process.
The “lorry load” of unused vitamins that is left circulating in the blood stream is said to become ‘superfood’ for the hundreds of potentially cancerous cells that the body produces each day.
By feasting on a diet rich in concentrated micronutrients like “ravenous little Pac-Men”, these abnormal cells grow stronger and proliferate to levels that may eventually overpower the immune system.
Multivitamin supplements could also increase the risk of developing other cancers such as prostate cancer, bowel cancer, and breast cancer, they add.
The risk is said to be so substantial that it is now calling for a change in legislation to force manufacturers of multivitamins to include warning labels on their packaging.
A mandatory label stating that multivitamin tablets “Can increase the risk of cancer” is necessary to protect public health, it warns.
KCK founder, Dr Mohammad Muneeb Khan, is a clinical oncologist working in NHS England who has been a principal investigator for multiple cancer research trials over the last decade, has 25 years of clinical experience, and trains junior doctors.
The warnings appear in his new research book You’ll Wish You Were an Elephant (Killing Cancer Kindly), a guide to preventing cancer in adults.
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