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Does Vitamin E Prevent or Promote Cancer?

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Prevention Research, May 2012
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4 news outlets
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1 policy source
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21 tweeters
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Title
Does Vitamin E Prevent or Promote Cancer?
Published in
Cancer Prevention Research, May 2012
DOI 10.1158/1940-6207.capr-12-0045
Pubmed ID
Authors

Chung S. Yang, Nanjoo Suh, Ah-Ng Tony Kong

Abstract

The cancer preventive activity of vitamin E has been suggested by many epidemiologic studies. However, several recent large-scale human trials with α-tocopherol, the most commonly recognized and used form of vitamin E, failed to show a cancer preventive effect. The recently finished follow-up of the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) even showed higher prostate cancer incidence in subjects who took α-tocopherol supplementation. The scientific community and the general public are faced with a question: "Does vitamin E prevent or promote cancer?" Our recent results in animal models have shown the cancer preventive activity of γ- and δ-tocopherols as well as a naturally occurring mixture of tocopherols, and the lack of cancer preventive activity by α-tocopherol. On the basis of these results as well as information from the literature, we suggest that vitamin E, as ingested in the diet or in supplements that are rich in γ- and δ-tocopherols, is cancer preventive; whereas supplementation with high doses of α-tocopherol is not.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Spain 1 1%
Singapore 1 1%
Costa Rica 1 1%
Unknown 95 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 21 21%
Researcher 15 15%
Student > Master 12 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 10%
Other 9 9%
Other 19 19%
Unknown 14 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 5%
Other 13 13%
Unknown 20 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 55. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 May 2022.
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#583,198
of 21,332,163 outputs
Outputs from Cancer Prevention Research
#77
of 1,294 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,826
of 141,491 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cancer Prevention Research
#1
of 38 outputs
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