Antioxidants reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer

Antioxidant intake and pancreatic cancer risk: the Vitamins and Lifestyle (VITAL) Study.

This study dealt with the intake of antioxidants from diet and supplements and the effects on the risk of pancreatic cancer. A total of 77,446 American men and women, aged between 50 and 76 years, were interviewed by means of a questionnaire about their eating and lifestyle habits, and also regarding their intake of dietary supplements. After an average of 7.1 years there was a follow-up study. The authors concluded from the data they obtained that dietary supplementation, especially with selenium, can be associated with a reduced risk for pancreatic cancer. Further details can be found in the study.
Han X, Li J, Brasky TM, Xun P, Stevens J, White E, Gammon MD, He K. Antioxidant intake and pancreatic cancer risk: the Vitamins and Lifestyle (VITAL) Study. Cancer. 2013 Apr 1;119(7):1314-20.



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