Carotenoids and colon cancer.

  title={Carotenoids and colon cancer.},
  author={Martha L. Slattery and Joan Benson and Katy Curtin and Khe Ni Ma and David Schaeffer and John D. Potter},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={71 2},
BACKGROUND Carotenoids have numerous biological properties that may underpin a role for them as chemopreventive agents. However, except for beta-carotene, little is known about how dietary carotenoids are associated with common cancers, including colon cancer. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate associations between dietary alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-cryptoxanthin and the risk of colon cancer. DESIGN Data were collected from 1993… CONTINUE READING
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