Increased intakes of vitamins C, E and beta-carotene reduce the risk of cancer of the uterus, according to a new review and meta-analysis.
Writing in Cancer Causes and Control, US scientists report that increasing key antioxidant vitamins was associated with a measurable reduction in the risk of endometrial cancer:
- Beta-carotene – an increase of just one milligram (mg) of beta-carotene for every 1,000 calories of daily diet, was associated with a 12% reduction in the risk of endometrial cancer
- Vitamin C – an increase of 50 mg’s of vitamin C per 1,000 calories, reduced the risk by 15%
- Vitamin E – in increase of 5 mg’s of vitamin E per 1,000 calories of diet reduced the risk by 9%