American Cancer Society Finds Vitamin E Supplements Fight Bladder
DC, 28 February 2003
E supplements are believed to reduce the risk of bladder cancer
mortality, according to a study conducted by the American Cancer
such as Vitamin E have long been recognized as fighting off free
radicals, which are molecules associated with aging and certain
diseases, including cancer.
Atlanta GA, a team of nine researchers examined the association
between use of Vitamin E supplements and bladder cancer deaths.
Health records of almost one million adults were studied for a 16-year
period. Bladder cancer deaths occurred in men almost three times
more than in women.
use of Vitamin E in supplement form over a period of years, however,
was associated with a reduced risk of bladder cancer mortality,
the study showed. The strongest evidence came from test patients
who consumed Vitamin E supplements for a long duration10 years
study was conducted by the American Cancer Society's Department
of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research. The study has been published
in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
on Vitamin E has shown it to be a potent antioxidant that attaches
directly to "bad" cholesterol in the blood and helps prevent damage
from free radicals. Studies have shown that Vitamin E can help prevent
atherosclerosisplaque within artery wallsand that Vitamin
E may slow the progression of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's
disease, in addition to fighting other diseases and illnesses.
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