Serum carotenoids and breast cancer.

  title={Serum carotenoids and breast cancer.},
  author={Paolo G. Toniolo and Anne Linda van Kappel and Arslan Akhmedkhanov and Pietro Ferrari and Ikuko Kato and Roy E. Shore and Elio Riboli},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={153 12},
The consumption of vegetables and fruit may protect against many types of cancer, but research evidence is not compelling for breast cancer. Carotenoids are pigments that are present in most plants and have known antioxidant properties. Blood concentrations of carotenoids have been proposed as integrated biochemical markers of vegetable, fruit, and synthetic supplements consumed. In a case-control study (270 cases, 270 controls) nested within a cohort in New York during 1985-1994, the… CONTINUE READING
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