Ginseng intake and gastric cancer risk in the Shanghai Women's Health Study cohort.

@article{Kamangar2007GinsengIA,
  title={Ginseng intake and gastric cancer risk in the Shanghai Women's Health Study cohort.},
  author={Farin Kamangar and Yu-tang Gao and Xiao-ou Shu and Kourosh Kahkeshani and Bu-tian Ji and Gong Yang and Hong-lan Li and Nathaniel Rothman and Wong-Ho Chow and Wei Zheng},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={629-30}
}
Ginseng is a deciduous perennial plant that is cultivated in East Asia and North America, and is commonly used as a herbal medicine in East Asian countries (1). The most commonly used types of ginseng are American ginseng (Panax qinquefolius), and white and red ginseng, which are prepared from Chinese/Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng). Several studies have suggested that ginseng root may prevent the formation of carcinogen-induced tumors in animals (2, 3). A large case-control study (4, 5) and a… CONTINUE READING