Beta-carotene and lung cancer

@article{Russell2002BetacaroteneAL,
  title={Beta-carotene and lung cancer},
  author={Robert M Russell},
  journal={Pure and Applied Chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={74},
  pages={1461 - 1467}
}
  • R. Russell
  • Published 2002
  • Chemistry
  • Pure and Applied Chemistry
Does beta-carotene increase, rather than decrease, human lung cancer rates? A large body of observational epidemiologic study has demonstrated that individuals who eat more fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids and/or who have higher levels of serum beta-carotene have a lower risk of cancer, particularly lung cancer. This inverse relationship has been particularly strong in lung cancer patients with a history of heavy smoking. However, there is contradictory evidence from recent human… 

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