Research: RAUTALAHTI and colleagues

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Abstract

RAUTALAHTI and colleagues, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki Finland. matti.rautalahti@ktl.fi writes that the results of the Alpha-Tocopherol Beta-Carotene (ATBC) study, the first large intervention trial with antioxidants were intriguing. The author writes that while the possibility that beta-carotene may in certain circumstances enhance carcinogenesis has been confirmed in another large trial, the mechanisms of action remain obscure.

Background

Methodology

Results

Conclusion

References

Rautalahti M et al. Beta-carotene did not work: aftermath of the ATBC study. Cancer Lett 114(1-2): 235-6. Mar 19 1997.

Comment

See comments following Pietinen P et al, in the Heart Research Update section.

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