Measurement of retinoids and carotenoids in breast adipose tissue and a comparison of concentrations in breast cancer cases and control subjects.

  title={Measurement of retinoids and carotenoids in breast adipose tissue and a comparison of concentrations in breast cancer cases and control subjects.},
  author={S. M. Zhang and Guangwen Tang and Robert M. Russell and Kathleen A. Mayzel and M J Stampfer and Walter C. Willett and David J. Hunter},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={66 3},
A case-control study of the associations of retinoids and specific carotenoids with breast cancer using concentrations of these nutrients in breast adipose tissue was conducted among women attending a breast clinic in the Boston area in 1989-1992. Breast adipose tissue was collected during breast biopsy. Cases (n = 46) were women whose biopsies revealed invasive or in situ breast cancer; control subjects (n = 63) were women whose biopsies revealed benign disease. We observed inverse… 

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