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Association between dietary vitamin C and risk of cutaneous melanoma in a population of Northern Italy.

Habitual intake of foods rich in vitamin C may diminish the risk of having cutaneous melanoma.

​This study looked at the role regular intake of vitamin C from food sources play in the prevention of cutaneous melanoma—a form of skin cancer. Researchers examined the dietary vitamin C consumption rates of 380 patients with melanoma and 719 healthy individuals. 

Researchers found low incidence of cutaneous melanoma among high consumers of foods high in vitamin C. This study highlights the protective effects exerted by foods packed with vitamin C against melanoma.

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  • 2013
  • Malavolti M, Malagoli C, Fiorentini C, Longo C, Farnetani F, Ricci C, Albertini G, Lanzoni A, Reggiani C, Virgili A, Pagliarello C, Santini M, Fanti PA, Dika E, Sieri S, Krogh V, Pellacani G, Vinceti M.
  • Center for Environmental, Genetic, and Nutritional Epidemiology CREAGEN, Department of Diagnostic, Clinical and Public Health Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy. Department of Dermatology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy. Dermatologic Operative Unit, Santa Maria Nuova Hospital, Reggio Emilia, Italy. Dermatologic Operative Unit, Bellaria Hospital, Bologna, Italy. Department of Dermatology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. Department of Dermatology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy. Department of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Epidemiology and Prevention Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy.
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