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Micronutrients and Their Role in Oral Cancer: A Review

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10.7727/wimj.2015.175
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383-88
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The incidence of oral cancer increases with the increased association with carcinogens. Antioxidants are hypothesised to be chemopreventive agents for cancers. Micronutrients and antioxidants are required for the production of enzymes that help prevent DNA damage caused by free radicals.

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04 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Mar, 2016

Effects of Contraceptives on Serum Trace Elements, Calcium and Phosphorus Levels

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308–15
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In this study, findings confirmed disturbance in the distribution of trace elements in participants on contraceptives. It showed a significant decrease in the serum concentration of zinc, selenium, phosphorus and magnesium while a significant increase in serum level was observed for copper, iron, cadmium and selenium.
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Background: Women on different contraceptive methods have been linked with the development of various diseases and possible changes in serum trace elements and vitamins of women on contraceptives have been postulated. Therefore, the relationship between contraceptive use and trace elements needs to be investigated.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014
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