Vitamin A and beta-carotene protect against lung cancer

Dietary vitamin A, beta carotene and risk of epidermoid lung cancer in south-western France.

To investigate the protective role of vitamin A and beta-carotene in lung cancer, 106 patients with carcinoma of the lung and 212 controls were evaluated for their daily vitamin intakes. The study found that lung cancer was associated with a lower consumption of vitamin A and beta-carotene. In conclusion, it was confirmed that vitamin A and beta-carotene have a protective effect against lung cancer. Further details can be found in the study.
Dartigues JF, Dabis F, Gros N, Moise A, Bois G, Salamon R, Dilhuydy JM, Courty G. Dietary vitamin A, beta carotene and risk of epidermoid lung cancer in south-western France. Eur J Epidemiol. 1990 Sep;6(3):261-5.


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