Vitamin E foods and cancer | Nuts - Magaziner Center for Wellness

Vitamin E foods and cancer | Nuts

Category: Cancer

 

Soybean, canola and corn oils, and nuts can prevent colon, lung, breast and prostate cancers

In September 2015, doctors will publish their findings confirming an association between nut intake, reduced inflammatory status and cancer mortality.

In their study, the doctors observed a significant reduction in cancer deaths. 1 Further, others doctors noted that frequent nut consumption protects against cardiovascular and cancer mortality, but the effects may be even greater if nuts are included in a healthy diet.2

In recent  research men with prostate cancer who ate a low-fat diet and took fish oil supplements had lower levels of pro-inflammatory substances in their blood and lower scores in tests that predict cancer recurrence, than men who ate a typical Western diet, UCLA researchers found.3

While the question of whether vitamin E prevents or promotes cancer has been widely debated in scientific journals and in the news media, scientists at the Center for Cancer Prevention Research, at Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, believe that two forms of vitamin E – gamma and delta-tocopherols – found in soybean, canola and corn oils as well as nuts do prevent colon, lung, breast and prostate cancers.4

Vitamin E foods for Cancer

High consumption of vitamin E either from diet or vitamin supplements may lower the risk of liver cancer, according to a study recently published on the Chinese population in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Doctors found that Vitamin E intake from diet and vitamin E supplement use were both associated with a lower risk of liver cancer. This association was consistent among participants with and without self-reported liver disease or a family history of liver cancer.  Overall, the take home message is that, “high intake of vitamin E either from diet or supplements was related to lower risk of liver cancer in middle-aged or older people from China.”5

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1. Bonaccio M, Di Castelnuovo A, De Curtis A, et al.  Nut consumption is inversely associated with both cancer and total mortality in a Mediterranean population: prospective results from the Moli-sani study. Br J Nutr. 2015 Sep;114(5):804-811.
2. Commentary: Frequent nut consumption protects against cardiovascular and cancer mortality, but the effects may be even greater if nuts are included in a healthy diet. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Jun;44(3):1049-50. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv134. Epub 2015 Jul 10.
3. Men with Prostate Cancer Who Ate a Low-Fat Fish Oil Diet Showed Changes in Their Cancer Tissue That May Help Prevent Disease Growth and Recurrence
4. news.rutgers.edu/medrel/news-releases/2012/04/rutgers-study-vitami-201204204. C. S. Yang, N. Suh, A.-N. T.
5. Zhang W, Shu XO, Li H, Yang G, Cai H, Ji BT, Gao J, Gao YT, Zheng W, Xiang YB. Vitamin intake and liver cancer risk: a report from two cohort studies in China. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012 Aug 8;104(15):1173-81. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djs277. Epub 2012 Jul 17.