Prenatal supplementation with multivitamins and the incidence of pediatric cancers: Clinical and methodological considerations

Y. Ingrid Goh, Gideon Koren

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Abstract

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children. Research has been undertaken to identify risk factors associated with pediatric cancers. Nevertheless one single cause has not been isolated. Recent studies have suggested that prenatal multivitamin consumption may be associated with the prevention of pediatric cancers. It has been shown previously that prenatal multivitamin ingestion is associated with a decrease in congenital anomalies. The following review summarizes the available knowledge associating prenatal multivitamin consumption with the prevention of pediatric cancers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-489
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume50
Issue number2 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Pediatric cancers
  • Prenatal multivitamin supplementation

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