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Vitamin E Decreases the Risk of Dying of Prostate Cancer
Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy -
May 20th, 2009
alpha-tocopherol ( vitamin E ) blood levels lower the risk of dying from prostate
Researchers investigated the alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) effect on survival of men diagnosed
with prostate cancer. This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled primary prevention
trial testing the effect of beta-carotene, retinol and alpha-tocopherol supplements on cancer incidence in
29,133 adult male smokers in Finland. As of April 2005, 1,891 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and 395
died of their disease.
Higher alpha-tocopherol blood levels at the beginning of the study were associated
with a 33% improved prostate cancer survival rate. Highest alpha-tocopherol supplementation during the trial
provided a 49% improved prostate cancer survival rate.
These findings suggest that higher alpha-tocopherol (and not beta-carotene or
retinol) status increases overall prostate cancer survival.
Reference Source: Associations between alpha-tocopherol,
beta-carotene, and retinol and prostate cancer survival. Watters JL, Gail MH, Weinstein SJ, Virtamo J, Albanes
D. Cancer Res. 2009 May
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