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Intake of specific carotenoids and the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer.
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PMID:  17367574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There has been considerable interest in the role of carotenoids in the chemoprevention of cancer. However, few studies have examined the association between intake of specific carotenoids and the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer and the results for carotenoids have been inconclusive. To investigate whether the intake of alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin, and lycopene is inversely associated with ovarian cancer risk, a case-control study was conducted in China during 1999-2000. The cases were 254 patients with histologically confirmed epithelial ovarian cancer and 652 age-matched controls were randomly recruited during the same period. Habitual dietary intake and lifestyle were collected by face-to-face interview using a validated and reliable FFQ. The US Department of Agriculture nutrient composition database was used to calculate the intake of specific carotenoids. Unconditional logistic regression analyses were used to estimate OR and 95 % CI, accounting for age, locality, education, BMI, smoking, tea drinking, parity, oral contraceptive use, hormone replacement therapy, menopausal status, family history of ovarian cancer, physical activity and energy intake. Compared with the highest v. the lowest quartile of intake, the adjusted OR were 0.39 (95 % CI 0.23, 0.66) for alpha-carotene, 0.51 (95 % CI 0.31, 0.84) for beta-carotene, 0.51 (95 % CI 0.31, 0.83) for beta-cryptoxanthin, 0.45 (0.27, 0.76) for lutein and zeaxanthin, and 0.33 (95 % CI 0.20, 0.56) for total carotenoids, with statistically significant tests for trend. It is concluded that a higher intake of carotenoids can reduce the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer.
Min Zhang; C D'Arcy J Holman; Colin W Binns
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-03-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of nutrition     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0007-1145     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-18     Completed Date:  2007-09-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372547     Medline TA:  Br J Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Population Health, the University of Western Australia, Crawley, Perth, WA, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Anticarcinogenic Agents / administration & dosage*
Carotenoids / administration & dosage*
Case-Control Studies
China / epidemiology
Diet Surveys
Life Style
Lutein / administration & dosage
Middle Aged
Ovarian Neoplasms / epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Risk Factors
Vitamins / administration & dosage*
Xanthophylls / administration & dosage
beta Carotene / administration & dosage
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticarcinogenic Agents; 0/Vitamins; 0/Xanthophylls; 127-40-2/Lutein; 144-68-3/zeaxanthin; 36-88-4/Carotenoids; 432-70-2/alpha-carotene; 472-70-8/cryptoxanthin; 502-65-8/lycopene; 7235-40-7/beta Carotene

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