Serum beta-carotene and subsequent risk of cancer: results from the BUPA Study.

@article{Wald1988SerumBA,
  title={Serum beta-carotene and subsequent risk of cancer: results from the BUPA Study.},
  author={Nicholas J Wald and Simon Giles Thompson and James W Densem and Jillian Boreham and A G Bailey},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={1988},
  volume={57},
  pages={428 - 433}
}
In the BUPA Study, a prospective study of 22,000 men attending a screening centre in London, serum samples were collected and stored. The concentration of beta-carotene was measured in the stored serum samples from 271 men who were subsequently notified as having cancer and from 533 unaffected controls, matched for age, smoking history and duration of storage of the serum samples. The mean beta-carotene level of the cancer subjects was significantly lower than that of their matched controls… CONTINUE READING

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