Vitamin-based preparations of retinol should be taken with cautionWhen one is faced with such a dangerous disease like cancer, to fight disease, it is important to mobilize all capabilities of the body. It is not only the tumor itself but also methods of treatment (chemotherapy, radiation treatments) have many negative consequences for immunity. Named vitamin that helps fight cancer.
So, this year, scientists from brown University (USA) was published is evidence that people who eat many foods containing vitamin A, 17% less likely to suffer squamous cell skin cancer compared with those who neglect this vitamin, according to the portal Novosti.
The research team, led by Junyong Cho, associate Professor of dermatology and epidemiology at Brown, studied the results of diet and cancer of the skin in participants of two large long-term studies: health studies of nurses, which was attended by 121 700 women from the USA in the period from 1984 to 2012, and the subsequent study of 51 529 health workers men in the U.S. from 1986 to 2012.
“Our study provided another reason to use large amounts of fruits and vegetables within a healthy diet. Skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma, it is difficult to prevent, but now we know that diet can be a way to reduce your risk,” said Cho.
Note that retinol improves the composition of blood plasma and helps to fight the anemia that often accompanies cancer.
By the way, the recommended daily allowance of retinol for adults and children over 13 years is about 900 micrograms. For women and girls daily dose of the substance just below and is typically about 700 mg. Here only in various diseases, as well as under constant physical stress, the consumption of beta-carotene and retinol should increase. For example, pregnant women from the 4th month, should be 1100 micrograms of vitamin A per day, breastfeeding up to 1500 micrograms.
To get the right amount of this substance from conventional foods is difficult, but it is possible. Thus, among the plant foods rich in this compound: red sweet pepper, grapes, asparagus, spinach, parsley, carrots, watermelon, broccoli, and Basil.
Among foods of animal origin vitamin a is in cod liver, the yolks of chicken eggs, whole milk, soft goat cheese.