VITAMIN E CUTS BLADDER CANCER

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Vitamin E in the form of alpha-tocopherol was shown to protect against bladder cancer in a study of 1,000 residents in Houston, Texas. Results were presented at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research last soring.

People who ate a diet rich in vitamin E. foods — sources include almonds, spinach, mustard greens, peppers, sunflower seeds and a variety of oils including olive, cottonseed and canola — had lf as much bladder cancer as those who didn't. As BN reported earlier, a study of 30,000 Finnish smokers showed that those who took alpha-tocopherol pplements lowered their risk of prostate cancer by 33 percent.

A National Cancer Institute study is currently testing the effects of 400 milligrams (mg) of vitamin E and 200 micrograms (meg) of selenium daily on more than ,000 men over 7 years to see if the combined substances reduce prostate cancer, the Associated Press reported recently.

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