Ginkgo biloba and ovarian cancer prevention: epidemiological and biological evidence.

@article{Ye2007GinkgoBA,
  title={Ginkgo biloba and ovarian cancer prevention: epidemiological and biological evidence.},
  author={Bin Ye and Margarita Aponte and Yan Dai and Lily Y T Li and Ming-Chih David Ho and Allison F. Vitonis and Dale Edwards and T Huang and Daniel W Cramer},
  journal={Cancer letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={251 1},
  pages={43-52}
}
There is considerable interest in herbal therapies for cancer prevention but often with little scientific evidence to support their use. In this study, we examined epidemiological data regarding effects of commonly used herbal supplements on risk for ovarian cancer and sought supporting biological evidence. 4.2% of 721 controls compared to 1.6% of 668 cases regularly used Ginkgo biloba for an estimated relative risk (and 95% confidence interval) of 0.41 (0.20,0.84) (p=0.01); and the effect was… CONTINUE READING
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