Can creatine cause cancer?

There is no evidence that creatine can cause cancer or has any link to cancer.

Written by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Sep 27, 2018.

No, there are no scientific studies that link creatine as a causative factor in any form of cancer, any claims that link creatine to cancer are currently not validated by any evidence.

Creatine has even been shown in at least one human study (and several laboratory studies) to protect DNA from oxidative damage from various sources, such as exercise.[1][2][3]

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"Can creatine cause cancer?," Examine.com, published on 30 April 2012, last updated on 27 September 2018, https://examine.com/nutrition/can-creatine-cause-cancer/