ns1150 aasignment 1 - 9/16/09 NS1150 Term Paper References...

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9/16/09 NS1150 Term Paper References A recent and intriguing controversy that has turned up conflicting study results is the debate of whether a diet rich in Vitamin B (various forms including folate, niacin, B1, B2, B12, and B6) can help prevent and manage breast cancer in women. These studies are important to improving women’s health, specifically breast cancer, through the intake of various forms of Vitamin B both by supplement and by a vitamin-specific diet. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death in women (Xu et al, 2008), and is therefore an unfortunately prevalent disease that affects a large percentage of women in all parts of the world. An effective way of treating and/or preventing breast cancer would benefit millions of women across the globe. The basis for the claim that Vitamin B can help prevent or slow breast cancer is that certain forms of vitamin B play an important role in the methylation profile, and therefore activity, of certain prognostic genes of
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ns1150 aasignment 1 - 9/16/09 NS1150 Term Paper References...

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