High blood levels of vitamin D and beta carotene reduce the risk of esophageal cancer

Summary This study evaluated the role of vitamin D and beta carotene in the development of esophageal cancer. Data from 100 patients and 200 healthy people were collected by means of questionnaires. The results showed that high blood levels of vitamin D and beta carotene were associated with a reduced risk of esophageal cancer. More…

Administration of immune-enhancing nutrients reduces infections and shortens postoperative hospitalization

Summary Post-surgery infections are the major cause of prolonged hospitalization in patients with tumor of the esophagus. This study evaluated the administration of immune-enhancing nutrients prior to esophageal surgery. A total of 123 patients were investigated. The results suggested that the administration of immune-enhancing nutrients reduced infections and shortened the hospitalization. Further details can be…