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.


Xuesong Han, Jingjing Li, Theodore M Brasky, Pengcheng Xun, June Stevens, Emily White, Marilie D Gammon, Ka He


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