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NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study: Impact of Diet and Lifestyle Factors on Cancer Incidence: Vitamin E

Diet Nutrients | Vitamin E

For a copy of these publications and others related to the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, visit the National Cancer Institute.

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 or 202-434-2583.

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