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Daily Archives for: October 31st, 2012

In studying 4,399 male cancer survivors and 6,458 female cancer survivors compared with 31,042 male cancer-free controls and 33,184 female cancer-free controls who were between 50 and 75 years of age who participated in the Vitamins and Lifestyle study, subjects were evaluated by a 24-page questionnaire. Cancer survivors used similar numbers of supplements as cancer-free controls.


Although the effect of fruit and vegetables on the risk of bladder cancer has been widely studied, little is known about their micronutrient components. Our aim was to investigate associations between minerals and vitamins and bladder cancer.


A case–control study was conducted in New Hampshire, USA. Dietary data were collected from 322 cases and 239 controls using a 121-item food frequency questionnaire.


Folate and other methyl-group nutrients may play a key role in pancreatic carcinogenesis through their effects on DNA integrity. We examined the association between pancreatic cancer and intake of folate, vitamins B6, B12 and methionine in a large population-based case–control study.


Risk factor data were collected during in-person interviews with 532 pancreatic cancer cases diagnosed in 1995–1999 and 1,701 frequency-matched controls in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Background and Aims:  Available medical therapies against pancreatic cancer are largely ineffective and have many side-effects. Physiologically, vitamins K1 and K2 (VK) act as co-factors for γ-carboxylation of prothrombin and other coagulation factors. In previous studies, VK analogs have been found to have potent negative effects on the survival of various cancer cells.

Background Many epidemiological studies have reported that antioxidant vitamin intake from diet or supplements are associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease (CH D), the findings are, however, inconsistent. We undertook a meta-analysis of cohort studies to examine the relations between antioxidant vitamins (vitamins C, E, and β-carotene) and CHD risk.

In a study involving fructose-fed male Sprague Dawley rats, administration of alpha-lipoic acid and coenzyme Q10 was found to suppress oxidative and nitrative stress, hyperinsulinemia, and insulin resistance. Rats were divided into 4 groups – Group1 served as a control; Group2 received a regular diet and water ad libitum and fructose; Group3 received alpha-lipoic acid (100 mg/kg/d),