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Some Types of Cancer
In Women Traced to Diet Lacking Thiamine By Thomas R. Henry Striking evidence that a deficiency of vitamins in the diet may be the primary cause of certain common forms of cancer in women has just been presented to the American Association for the Advancement of Science here by two Canadian doctors. Drs. J. Ernest Ayre and W. A. G. Bauld of McGill University report that 18 out of 20 cases of cancer! of the uterus showed a low level of thiamine, the most important element of the ‘vitamin B complex and a corresponding increase in one of the growth-stimulating sex hormones, or estrogens, which is chemically related to some synthetic substances known to cause very deadly malignant growth in ex perimental animals. Long Suspected. These estrogens have cycles of activity and at other times are in activated by the liver. The two ex perimenters present evidence, how ever, that the liver will not inacti vate them in cases of deficiency of the vitamin B complex—chiefly the substances thiamine and riboflavin. The female sex hormones long have been suspected of some role in cancers of the breast and uterus. Some of them will cause cancer in mice. 'This is the first time, how ever. that the relationship has been carried a step further back and as sociated writh the diet. These types of cancer, the experi menters point out in their report to Science, official organ of the asso ciation, are most frequent in wom en approaching middle age, when spartan diets to reduce weight are in order. Would Prevent Cycle. The experiments do not indicate, they stress, that once a malignant growth starts additional thiamine in the diet will be of any value, since once the vicious cycle is begun it is able to carry on by itself. 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