Articles

Vitamin E in the genesis and prevention of cancer. A review.

Author

Das S

Date

1994

Journal

Acta Oncol

Abstract

A review of current literature reveals that the relationships between vitamin E and cancer is not yet fully understood though many experimental and clinical studies have shown that vitamin E can protect against carcinogenesis and tumour growth. This vitamin also appears to reduce toxicity of several anticancer therapies. Such effects are probably due to the antioxidant property and immunomodulatory function of vitamin E. The findings of different groups suggest that this vitamin may be helpful as a cancer chemopreventive agent.