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A randomized, 12-year primary-prevention trial of beta carotene supplementation for nonmelanoma skin cancer in the physician's health study.

Regular intake of beta-carotene supplements may have no preventive effect on nonmelanoma skin cancer, including basal and squamous cell carcinoma.

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Antioxidant Supplementation Increases the Risk of Skin Cancers in Women but Not in Men.

Prolonged use of antioxidant supplements, such as beta-carotene, selenium, zinc, and Vitamins C and E may raise the odds of developing skin cancer in adult females.

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