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  1. Serum beta-carotene in persons with cancer and their immediate families.

    Article - En anglais

    A unique case-control study design including family members of cases and controls was used to assess the association between serum beta-carotene and cancer.

    The cases (n=389) were incident cancer cases diagnosed between 1981 and 1984 in Wellington, New Zealand, and the controls (n=391) were hospital patients without cancer.

    Low levels of beta-carotene were observed for individuals with a number of cancers, including cancers of the lung, stomach, esophagus, small intestine, cervix, and uterus.

    Low levels of beta-carotene were also found in the relatives of these cancer patients.

    These differences persisted after stratification by current cigarette smoking.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Océanie, Carotène, Taux, Sérum, Epidémiologie, Tumeur, Etude familiale, Homme, Consommation alimentaire, Comportement alimentaire, Nouvelle Zélande, Caroténoïde, bêta-carotène

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Oceania, Carotene, Ratio, Serum, Epidemiology, Tumor, Family study, Human, Food intake, Feeding behavior, New Zealand, Carotenoid

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 91-0495696

    Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 199406.