Vitamin C pp 29-40 | Cite as

Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention in 1997

  • T. Byers
  • J. Mouchawar
Conference paper


“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” is an American saying that reminds us to not lose what we already have in the pursuit of the unknown. We already have a considerable wealth of information about the nutritional factors that affect cancer risk. This information has served as the basis for international dietary recommendations intended to reduce cancer risk [1] and has moved us into experimental trials designed to test the effects of single nutrients taken as supplements. Antioxidant nutrients, including betacarotene and vitamin C, have been a major focus of these studies, which to date have revealed either minimal effects [2–5] or harm [6, 7].


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  • T. Byers
    • 1
  • J. Mouchawar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Preventive Medicine and BiometricsUniversity of Colorado School of MedicineDenverUSA

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