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Association of Vitamin E Intake with Reduced Risk of Kidney Cancer: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies.

Shen C, Huang Y, Yi S, Fang Z, Li L - Med. Sci. Monit. (2015)

Bottom Line: The pooled RR (95%CI) of kidney cancer for the highest vs. the lowest level of vitamin E intake was 0.81 (0.69-0.94).In subgroup-analysis, this study found an inverse relationship between vitamin E intake and kidney cancer risk, which was not significantly modified by study design, study population, or sex distribution except in the cohort studies.Results of the present study suggest an inverse relationship between vitamin E intake and kidney cancer risk.

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Affiliation: Department of Urology, Second Affiliated Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China (mainland).

ABSTRACT

Background: Several observational studies suggested that vitamin E intake is related to the risk of kidney cancer; however, the results of published studies are inconsistent.

Material and methods: A meta-analysis was performed to assess the relationship between vitamin E intake and the risk of kidney cancer by searching PubMed and Medline through August 2015. We computed pooled relative risks (RR) and 95%CI of kidney cancer for the highest versus lowest level of vitamin E intake.

Results: A total of 13 observational studies (7 case-control and 6 cohort) were included. The pooled RR (95%CI) of kidney cancer for the highest vs. the lowest level of vitamin E intake was 0.81 (0.69-0.94). In subgroup-analysis, this study found an inverse relationship between vitamin E intake and kidney cancer risk, which was not significantly modified by study design, study population, or sex distribution except in the cohort studies.

Conclusions: Results of the present study suggest an inverse relationship between vitamin E intake and kidney cancer risk. However, additional well designed cohort studies and randomized controlled trials that focus on the relationship between vitamin E intake and kidney cancer risk are needed.

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f1-medscimonit-21-3420: Forest plot shows the relationship between vitamin E intake and kidney cancer risk.

Mentions: Figure 1 presents the summary RR of kidney cancer for the highest vs. the lowest level of vitamin E intake. Only 2 included studies showed an inverse association of vitamin E intake with kidney cancer risk [14,15]. The pooled RR (95%CI) from all the included studies was 0.81 (0.69–0.94); however, we found a significant evidence of heterogeneity (I2=49.2%, p=0.023).


Association of Vitamin E Intake with Reduced Risk of Kidney Cancer: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies.

Shen C, Huang Y, Yi S, Fang Z, Li L - Med. Sci. Monit. (2015)

Forest plot shows the relationship between vitamin E intake and kidney cancer risk.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4644018&req=5

f1-medscimonit-21-3420: Forest plot shows the relationship between vitamin E intake and kidney cancer risk.
Mentions: Figure 1 presents the summary RR of kidney cancer for the highest vs. the lowest level of vitamin E intake. Only 2 included studies showed an inverse association of vitamin E intake with kidney cancer risk [14,15]. The pooled RR (95%CI) from all the included studies was 0.81 (0.69–0.94); however, we found a significant evidence of heterogeneity (I2=49.2%, p=0.023).

Bottom Line: The pooled RR (95%CI) of kidney cancer for the highest vs. the lowest level of vitamin E intake was 0.81 (0.69-0.94).In subgroup-analysis, this study found an inverse relationship between vitamin E intake and kidney cancer risk, which was not significantly modified by study design, study population, or sex distribution except in the cohort studies.Results of the present study suggest an inverse relationship between vitamin E intake and kidney cancer risk.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Urology, Second Affiliated Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China (mainland).

ABSTRACT

Background: Several observational studies suggested that vitamin E intake is related to the risk of kidney cancer; however, the results of published studies are inconsistent.

Material and methods: A meta-analysis was performed to assess the relationship between vitamin E intake and the risk of kidney cancer by searching PubMed and Medline through August 2015. We computed pooled relative risks (RR) and 95%CI of kidney cancer for the highest versus lowest level of vitamin E intake.

Results: A total of 13 observational studies (7 case-control and 6 cohort) were included. The pooled RR (95%CI) of kidney cancer for the highest vs. the lowest level of vitamin E intake was 0.81 (0.69-0.94). In subgroup-analysis, this study found an inverse relationship between vitamin E intake and kidney cancer risk, which was not significantly modified by study design, study population, or sex distribution except in the cohort studies.

Conclusions: Results of the present study suggest an inverse relationship between vitamin E intake and kidney cancer risk. However, additional well designed cohort studies and randomized controlled trials that focus on the relationship between vitamin E intake and kidney cancer risk are needed.

Show MeSH
Related in: MedlinePlus