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Diet High in Certain Fruits, Vegetables, Oils Suggested

One form of vitamin E appears to offer protection against development of bladder cancer, while a second form has no beneficial effect, say a team of researchers led by M. D. Anderson.

In a five-year study, which included 468 newly diagnosed bladder cancer patients and 534 people without cancer, researchers found that high dietary intake of alpha-tocopherol, one form of vitamin E, significantly reduced the risk of developing bladder cancer.

But gamma-tocopherol, which is consumed in greater amounts than alpha-tocopherol in the United States, offered no protection, say the researchers led by Xifeng Wu, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at M. D. Anderson.

The research, which was conducted by M. D. Anderson epidemiologists and nutritionists from Texas WomanÂ’s University, was presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research March 27-31.

Carotenoids/Vit C & Smoking-related Bladder Ca

Intl J Cancer, 3/04

Alpha-tocopherol in Almonds: Beneficial Effect

AACR, 2004

Vitamins C, K3 Maximize Chemotherapy: Bladder Ca

MD Anderson
Cancerwise, March 2007

Chemoprevention of bladder cancer - use of dietary supplements

Urol Clin North Am. 2002 Feb;29(1):157-68.

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