Vitamin E and Tumor Growth
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.
KeywordsLinoleic Acid Mammary Tumor Plasma Vitamin Fatty Acid Percentage Murine Mammary Tumor
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