Antioxidants and Cancer

The fifth most common cancer for women worldwide is endometrial cancer. According to a new study published in Cancer, Causes and Control, intakes of vitamins C and E and beta-carotene may reduce the risk of cancer of the uterus. An increase of 1,000 micrograms of beta-carotene for a 1,000 calorie diet has shown a 12% reduction in endometrial cancer risk.* Also, increasing your vitamin C and E intake could also reduce your risk by 15% and 9% respectively. This research showed that limiting oxidative damage to DNA through antioxidant vitamins may reduce the risk of cancer. Antioxidant vitamins have also been linked to reducing risks of other diseases including cardiovascular and diabetes. Eating a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables is a good start to getting enough of these essential vitamins.

Beta-carotene, vitamins C and E can be found in many Viteyes formulas, such as AREDS, AREDS Advanced, AREDS Powder, and Complete.

*A. Ramel, J.A. Martinez, M. Kiely, N.M. Bandarra, I. Thorsdottir. “Moderate consumption of fatty fish reduces diastolic blood pressure in overweight and obese European young adults during energy restriction.” Nutrition. Published online ahead of print, 31 May 2009.

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