Paperback 3rd edition (January 1999)
Oxford University Press; ISBN: 9283230035
Over the past twenty years, there has been an intense interest in studying vitamin A as an active chemopreventive agent. Observational epidemiological studies have not shown consistent cancer-preventive effects. Vitamin A, often in combination with other compounds, has been studied in several randomized trials. Overall, there is little evidence that supplementation for a few years would reduce the risk of any type of cancer. This book summarizes and evaluates the existing evidence on the cancer-preventive activity of vitamin A. On 13-19 May 1998, a working group of international experts met in Lyon to evaluate the existing evidence on the cancer-preventive activity of retinol and retinyl esters.
Presents the views and expert opinions of an IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Cancer-preventive Agents which met in Lyons, France. May 13-19, 1998. Halftone illustrations.