Bladder Cancer Prevention:
Vitamins and Minerals May Cut Bladder Cancer Risk
Written by Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy - January 12, 2010
High dietary intake of vitamin E, phosphorous, carotenoids, niacin, thiamine and vitamin D may reduce the
risk of bladder cancer.
Highest dietary intake of vitamin E may reduce the risk of bladder cancer by about 35 per cent. Highest Phosphorous intake reduced the risk by 51 per
cent. Carotenoids, niacin, thiamine, and vitamin D may reduce the risk of bladder cancer in older
Researchers analyzed dietary data from
322 people with bladder cancer and 239 healthy controls (people without bladder cancer). Results showed that
people with the highest average intake of vitamin E (at least 193.4 mg per day) were 34 per cent less likely to
develop bladder cancer. The highest average intake of phosphorous (1,557 mg) was associated with a 51 per center
reduction of bladder cancer risk.
Analysis in smokers found that the
highest dietary intakes of vitamin E, carotonoids and niacin were associated with a 42, 38, and 34 per cent
reduction in bladder cancer risk.
The study was supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer
Institute at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Reference Source: Cancer Causes and Control “Minerals and vitamins and the risk of bladder cancer: results from the New Hampshire
Study” M.T. Brinkman, M.R. Karagas, M.S. Zens, A. Schned, R.C. Reulen, M.P. Zeegers
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This is a study of dietary intake not dietary supplements. Previous research on vitamin E supplements in smokers
demonstrated increased risk of prostate cancer and lung cancer.
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