Carotenoids reduce breast cancer risk

Summary This 20 years follow-up study examined the association between carotenoid intake and breast tumors. 32.826 women donated blood samples. 11–12 years later, 18.743 of these women contributed a second blood sample. Between the first and second blood collection, 2188 breast cancer cases were diagnosed. The results showed that women with high carotenoid intake had…

Green tea consumption lowers breast cancer risk

Summary This study examined the association between the intake of green tea, a natural source of polyphenols, and the risk of breast cancer in Japanese-American women. It included 119 participants before and 72 participants after menopause. All women were free of disease. The scientists found that estrogen and estradiol, two factors in the development of…

Carotenoids reduce the risk of breast cancer

Summary This case-control study examined the relationship between the intake of carotenoids (alpha-, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin and lutein/zeaxanthin) and the risk of developing breast cancer. The study involved some 561 breast cancer patients and 561 healthy women. Data collection on the nutrient intake of the participants took place via a validated questionnaire. The observation period was…