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Vitamin E and Tumor Growth

  • Mariette Gerber
  • Sylvia Richardson
  • François Favier
  • André Crastes De Paulet
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 264)

Abstract

In a case-control study on breast cancer, we found (1) that plasma vitamin E levels were significantly higher in cases than in controls and that a statistically significant relative risk for breast cancer of 4.2 was associated to the highest quintile of plasma vitamin E, Moreover a lower plasma MDA level was observed in cases than in controls. This finding prompted us to undertake an experimental study in which mice with a transplanted mammary tumor are submitted to diets differing only by their content in vitamin E.

Keywords

Linoleic Acid Mammary Tumor Plasma Vitamin Fatty Acid Percentage Murine Mammary Tumor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariette Gerber
    • 1
  • Sylvia Richardson
    • 2
  • François Favier
    • 3
  • André Crastes De Paulet
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre Paul LamarqueINSERMMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.INSERM U 170VillejuifFrance
  3. 3.Service commun de cytométrie de fluxINSERMMontpellierFrance
  4. 4.Laboratoire de BiochimieFaculté de Médecine et Hôpital LapeyronnieMontpellierFrance

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