Vitamin supplements and cancer prevention: where do randomized controlled trials stand?

@article{Albanes2009VitaminSA,
  title={Vitamin supplements and cancer prevention: where do randomized controlled trials stand?},
  author={Demetrius Albanes},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={2009},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={2-4}
}
Cancer chemoprevention as a concept and research methodology that examines inhibition of human carcinogenesis by nutritional, phytochemical, and other pharmacological substances dates to at least the early 1980s (1 , 2). At that time, a flurry of chemoprevention trials was launched predicated on epidemiological observations regarding potential protective roles for a wide range of foods and nutrients, including retinoids, beta carotene, calcium, and lower dietary fat in several cancers, and on… CONTINUE READING
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