Serum antioxidant vitamins and the risk of oral cancer in patients seen at a tertiary institution in Nigeria.

@article{Lawal2012SerumAV,
  title={Serum antioxidant vitamins and the risk of oral cancer in patients seen at a tertiary institution in Nigeria.},
  author={Ahmed Oluwatoyin Lawal and Bamidele M Kolude and Bukola Folasade Adeyemi and Jonathan O Lawoyin and Effiong E U Akang},
  journal={Nigerian journal of clinical practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={
          30-3
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Tobacco and alcohol are major risk factors of oral cancer, but nutritional deficiency may also contribute to development of oral cancer. This study compared serum antioxidant vitamin levels in oral cancer patients and controls in order to validate the role of vitamin deficiencies in the etiology of oral cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Serum vitamin A, C, and E levels of 33 oral cancer patients and 30 controls at University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, were determined using… CONTINUE READING

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