Hypothesis: Iodine, selenium and the development of breast cancer

  title={Hypothesis: Iodine, selenium and the development of breast cancer},
  author={S. A. Cann and J. P. van Netten and C. van Netten},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  • S. A. Cann, J. P. van Netten, C. van Netten
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Cancer Causes & Control
  • AbstractBackground: In this paper we examine some of the evidence linking iodine and selenium to breast cancer development. Seaweed is a popular dietary component in Japan and a rich source of both of these essential elements. We hypothesize that this dietary preference may be associated with the low incidence of benign and malignant breast disease in Japanese women. In animal and human studies, iodine administration has been shown to cause regression of both iodine-deficient goiter and benign… CONTINUE READING
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