Micronutrients during pregnancy reduce risk of brain tumor in children

Maternal supplement, micronutrient, and cured meat intake during pregnancy and risk of medulloblastoma during childhood: a children's oncology group study.

In this study, the relationship between the intake of micronutrients during pregnancy and the risk of the occurrence of cerebellar tumors (medulloblastoma) or nervous tissue tumors (neuroectodermal tumors) were examined. Over a period of six years 315 patients with tumors and 315 control cases were examined. The study results confirmed the protective effect of vitamin C and other micronutrients in reducing the risk of brain tumors in infants. Further details can be found in the study.
Bunin GR, Gallagher PR, Rorke-Adams LB, Robison LL, Cnaan A. Maternal supplement, micronutrient, and cured meat intake during pregnancy and risk of medulloblastoma during childhood: a children's oncology group study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Sep;15(9):1660-7.



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