Vitamin E protects against cervical cancer

Summary This study evaluated whether vitamin A and E are able to decrease cervical cancer risk. The four year study included women between the ages of 16 and 40 who had cervical cancer (intraepithelial neoplasia), a precancerous condition of the cervix. It was found that vitamin E levels were significantly decreased in many cancer patients,…

The role of vitamin E in protecting against cervical cancer

Summary This cross-sectional study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, USA, examined the relationship between vitamin E blood levels in women and the incidence of cervical cancer and its precursor (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia). The surveyed group consisted of 72 women, 37 of whom had the said precursor and 14 of…

Vitamin intake reduces risk for cervical cancer

Summary This meta-analysis investigated the association between the intake of antioxidant vitamins and the risk of cervical cancer. The analysis included data from 22 studies involving more than 10,000 participants. It was found that the intake of vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene were associated with a significant reduction of cervical cancer risk.…