Esophageal cancer: vitamin and lipotrope deficiencies in an at-risk South African population.

Nutr Cancer 1987 ;10(4):247-55

Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa.

The nutritional status of individuals from areas of South Africa that are known for having a high incidence of esophageal cancer was investigated. Our results show that individuals living in high-risk areas differ significantly from those in low-risk areas with respect to vitamins A, E, and B12 in addition to folate. These results suggest that deficiencies in these nutrients may play a significant role in the etiology of esophageal cancer.

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March 1988

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