Secondary plant substances for reducing the risk of brain cancer (glioma)

Diet and risk of adult glioma in eastern Nebraska, United States.

This case-control study illuminated a possible association between diet and brain tumors (glioma) in adult humans. For this purpose, 236 brain tumor patients and 449 control cases were analyzed by means of a questionnaire concerning food consumption. The investigation showed that an increased intake of vitamin A/carotene and vegetable fibers was able to reduce the risk of developing brain tumors. Further details can be found in the study.
Chen H, Ward MH, Tucker KL, Graubard BI, McComb RD, Potischman NA, Weisenburger DD, Heineman EF. Diet and risk of adult glioma in eastern Nebraska, United States. Cancer Causes Control. 2002 Sep;13(7):647-55.


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