Diet Nutrients | Vitamin E
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Supplemental and Dietary Vitamin E Intakes and Risk of Prostate Cancer in a Large Prospective Study
Supplemental vitamin E does not protect against prostate cancer, but increased consumption of vitamin E from foods is associated with a reduced risk of the disease, according to a study that analyzed data from the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study for 295,344 men ages 50-71. With over 10,000 incident prostate cancer cases, including 1,476 advanced cases, this is the largest prospective study to date to examine the role of vitamin E in prostate cancer prevention.
Further information about the study or individual reports may be obtained by contacting Nancy Wood of AARP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-434-2583.