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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Code Inist : 002B04. Création : 199406.