Health and Nutrition

June 16, 2007

Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Risk

Filed under: Cancer,General Health,Supplements,Vitamin D — Doc Joe @ 6:14 pm

Study Shows Risks of Several Types of Cancer Cut in Older Women
By TIMBERLY ROSS AND JEFF DONN, AP

OMAHA, Neb. – Building hope for one pill to prevent many cancers, vitamin D cut the risk of several types of cancer by 60 percent overall for older women in the most rigorous study yet.

The new research strengthens the case made by some specialists that vitamin D may be a powerful cancer preventive and most people should get more of it. Experts remain split, though, on how much to take.

“The findings … are a breakthrough of great medical and public health importance,” declared Cedric Garland, a prominent vitamin D researcher at the University of California-San Diego. “No other method to prevent cancer has been identified that has such a powerful impact.”

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