"Sunshine Vitamin" May Improve Cancer Survival Rates

the MPR take:

A meta-analysis of 25 research studies with 17,332 cancer patients, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, found significant associations between patient vitamin D levels at or near the time of diagnosis and cancer survival rates. Patients diagnosed with breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers that had a 10nmol/L increase of vitamin D levels within their blood had a 4% higher survival rate, compared to cancer patients with lower vitamin D levels. Vitamin D binds to vitamin D receptor proteins, making it critical to the normal life cycle of a cell. It is unknown the amount of vitamin D that would be required to help cancer patient survival rates.

"Sunshine Vitamin" May Improve Cancer Survival Rates
"Sunshine Vitamin" May Improve Cancer Survival Rates

The "sunshine vitamin" may assist in recovery from a number of cancers, according to a new paper published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The researchers found higher levels of vitamin D are linked to better survival rates for breast, colorectal and ...

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