Antioxidant supplementation and risk of incident melanomas: results of a large prospective cohort study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Archives of dermatology, Volume 145, Issue 8, p.879-82 (2009)


2009, Antioxidants, Center-Authored Paper, Collaborative Data Services Core Facility, Dietary Supplements, Epidemiology Core Facility, Female, Humans, Male, MELANOMA, Nutrition Assessment Core Facility, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, Shared Resources, Skin Neoplasms


To examine whether antioxidant supplement use is associated with melanoma risk in light of recently published data from the Supplementation in Vitamins and Mineral Antioxidants (SUVIMAX) study, which reported a 4-fold higher melanoma risk in women randomized to receive a supplement with nutritionally appropriate doses of antioxidants.