Role Seen For Vitamin A To Prevent Breast Cancer

A glitch in the way the body processes vitamin A may contribute to the development of breast cancer, a new study says. Although the findings, published in the Jan. 5 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, are extremely preliminary, researchers hope they may one day translate into a new target for drugs to prevent breast cancer and other malignancies. Because the findings are so preliminary, they should not be regarded as an invitation to ingest large amounts of vitamin A, experts warn.

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