Micronutrients and breast cancer.

  title={Micronutrients and breast cancer.},
  author={Silvia Franceschi},
  journal={European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation},
  volume={6 6},
A large part of the epidemiological debate on diet and breast cancer has been dominated by the issue of whether fat, particularly animal fat, increases risk. Lately, the possible protective effect of various dietary constituents has received more attention. Vitamins C and E, and beta-carotene have antioxidant activity and may thus provide a cellular defence against reactive oxygen species that damage DNA. Dietary fibre may influence oestrogen metabolism. A large case-control study (2,569 breast… CONTINUE READING