Higher intake of vitamin E either in the form of diet or through supplement could lowere liver cancer risk, revealed a research by Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Epidemiology Centre. Vitamin E is fat-soluble that works as an antioxidant. Anumber of experimental trails have suggested that it could also prevent DNA damage.
All over the world, live rcancer is the third most frequent cause of cancer mortality. It is fifth most frequent form of cancer found in men and seventh most common form of cancer found in women, globally. In a bit to analyze the link between vitamin E consumption and risk of liver cancer Wei Zhang and team from Shanghai Cancer Institute conducted study.
They examined medical statistics of one hundred and thirty-two thousand people in Chian, who were registered in the Shanghai Women’s Health Study. Researchers collected the data on dietary habits of the study participants. They asked participants how often they consumed some of the most frequently consumed foods in urban Shanghai and whether they took vitamin supplements.
Then researchers compared risk of liver cancr among study participants who had higher intake of vitamin E with those who had taken lower amount. Their investigation included nearly three hundred liver cancer patients who were diagnosed two years after enrolment of the study and follow-uo of ten years.
Researchers found a clear inverse dose-reaction link between vitamin E intake and liver cancer risk. Vitamin E intake from diet and Vitamin E supplement use were both linked with a lower risk of liver cancer. Besides, this relationship was constant among participants with and without self-reported liver disease or a family history of liver cancer.
Lead author Prof Xiao Ou Shu, from Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Epidemiology Centre, explained , the take home message is that high intake of Vitamin E either from diet or supplements was related to lower risk of liver cancer in middle-aged or older people in China. The study was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.