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Effectiveness of beta-carotene in cancer chemoprevention.

  title={Effectiveness of beta-carotene in cancer chemoprevention.},
  author={Salvatore Toma and Pier Luigi Losardo and Marc Vincent and Rosanna Palumbo},
  journal={European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation},
  volume={4 3},
  • S. TomaP. Losardo R. Palumbo
  • Published 1995
  • Medicine
  • European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation
This article reviews the current knowledge on the cancer-preventive potential of beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, and plentiful in fruits and vegetables, which has been studied widely as a promising chemopreventive agent in reducing the risk of cancer in humans. Several retrospective and prospective epidemiological investigations have demonstrated that a diet rich in micronutrients such as vitamins, carotenoids and selenium, could prevent the arising, in 'high-risk' patients, of… 

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