Effects of breast cancer treatments on plasma nutrient levels: implications for epidemiological studies.

@article{Potischman1992EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of breast cancer treatments on plasma nutrient levels: implications for epidemiological studies.},
  author={Nancy A. Potischman and Tim E. Byers and Liza M Houghton and M I Root and Takuma Nemoto and Thomas Colin Campbell},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={1992},
  volume={1 7},
  pages={555-9}
}
The interpretation of case-control studies in which blood nutrient levels are examined as etiological factors in cancer is complicated by the possibility that either the disease or its treatment may alter these levels. Circulating levels of selected nutrients were examined prior to diagnostic biopsy and compared with levels 3 to 4 months after diagnosis among 71 women with breast cancer and 95 women with benign breast disease. Among women with benign breast disease or women with breast cancer… CONTINUE READING

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