TumorDiagnostik & Therapie 2018; 39(07): 468-474
DOI: 10.1055/a-0635-5628
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Vitamine und Spurenelemente in der Onkologie

Vitamins and Minerals in OncologyContributor(s):
Julian Walter Holch
,
Marlies Michl
,
Volker Heinemann
,
Nicole Erickson
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Publication History

Publication Date:
31 August 2018 (online)

Zusammenfassung

Vitamine und Spurenelemente werden häufig von Patienten eingenommen, um Tumorerkrankungen vorzubeugen oder deren Fortschreiten zu verhindern. Dies geschieht oft auch ohne Wissen des behandelnden Arztes. Der vorliegende Artikel beleuchtet die aktuelle Evidenzlage zu den meist untersuchten Mikronährstoffen und leitet hieraus konkrete Handlungsempfehlungen ab.

Abstract

The use of vitamins and minerals to prevent cancer as well as their supportive use in oncological patients is widespread and often occurs without the knowledge of the treating physician. Beyond general recommendations with regard to a balanced and healthy diet, no evidence exists supporting the use of vitamins and minerals in the prevention of cancer. Furthermore, the diet of oncological patients should contain vitamins and minerals of the same quantity as for healthy individuals. In particular, there is currently no rationale for a high-dosage administration of antioxidants.