TITLE

Review: Antioxidant supplementation does not reduce gastrointestinal cancer

AUTHOR(S)
Bjelakovic, G.
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 142 Issue 1, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that antioxidant supplementation does not reduce gastrointestinal cancer. Studies were selected if they were randomized controlled trials comparing antioxidant supplementation with placebo in patients who primarily had nongastrointestinal diseases and were at high risk for gastrointestinal cancer. Antioxidant supplements, with the possible exception of selenium, do not reduce the risk for gastrointestinal cancer and may increase all-cause mortality.
ACCESSION #
15851792

 

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