Antioxidant micronutrients reduce risk of breast cancer

Total dietary antioxidant capacity, individual antioxidant intake and breast cancer risk: the Rotterdam Study

The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of antioxidant micronutrients on breast cancer risk. The study used data from participants in the so-called Rotterdam Study, a prospective study of women aged over 55 years. The intake of antioxidant micronutrients was determined on the basis of nutritional questionnaires. The investigation revealed, among other things, that a high intake of antioxidants in the diet was associated with a lower risk of breast cancer. Further details can be found in the study.
Pantavos A, Ruiter R, Feskens EF, de Keyser CE, Hofman A, Stricker BH, Franco OH, Kiefte-de Jong JC. Total dietary antioxidant capacity, individual antioxidant intake and breast cancer risk: the Rotterdam Study. Int J Cancer. 2015 May 1;136(9):2178-86.


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