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  1. Fulltext. Vitamin E and cancer prevention.

    Article, Congrès - En anglais


    Conference on antioxidant vitamins and B-carotene in disease prevention. London (GBR), 1989/10/02.

    Some animal experiments and human studies suggest that vitamin E may protect against cancer.

    Serum alpha-tocopherol concentration was studied for its prediction of cancer in a cohort of 36265 adults in Finland.

    During a mean follow-up of 8 y, cancer was diagnosed in 766 persons.

    The levels of serum alpha-tocopherol were determined from stored serum samples (at -20°C) taken from these cancer patients and from 1419 matched control subjects.

    Individuals with a low level of alpha-tocopherol had about a 1.5-fold risk of cancer compared with those with a higher level.

    The strength of the association between serum alpha-tocopherol level and cancer risk varied for different cancer sites and was strongest for some gastrointestinal cancers and for the combined group of cancers unrelated to smoking.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Animal, Tumeur, Tumeur maligne, Prévention, Epidémiologie, alpha-Tocophérol

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Animal, Tumor, Malignant tumor, Prevention, Epidemiology, alpha-Tocopherol

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    Cote : 92-0638029

    Code Inist : 002B04. Création : 199406.