Glutathione, a tripeptide found in a variety of foods, may function as an anticarcinogen by acting as an antioxidant and by binding with cellular mutagens.
The association between dietary glutathione intake and risk of oral and pharyngeal cancer was investigated using data from 1,830 white participants (855 cases and 975 controls) in a population-based case-control study conducted in New Jersey; metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia; Los Angeles County, California; and Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, south of San Francisco-Oakland, California, during 1984-1985.
The estimated relative risk of cancer among people with the highest quartile of glutathione intake from all sources was 0.5 (95% confidence interval 0.3-0.7).
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Cavité buccale, Pharynx, Homme, Epidémiologie, Régime alimentaire, Glutathion, Antioxydant, Aliment, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Nutrition, ORL pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Oral cavity, Pharynx, Human, Epidemiology, Diet, Glutathione, Antioxidant, Food, United States, North America, America, Nutrition, ENT disease
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