Response of Cervical Intra-epithelial Lesions to Vitamin E Supplementation - A Preliminary Report


Carcinoma of the uterine cervix is preceded by well characterized pre-cancerous lesions which if left untreatedmay progress to invasive carcinoma. In the present study women in the age group of 35-55 years with cervicalintraepithelial lesions (CIN I & II) were treated with vitamin E and advised to come for follow up after every threemonths for one year. This preliminary report shows vitamin E can restrict and regress CIN I & II lesions withelevation in circulating vitamin E levels. Improvement in immune status as reflected in mitogenic responses ofperipheral blood lymphocytes was also noted.