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Women with higher vitamin D blood levels have lower risk for breast cancer

Results from a new study published today in PLOS ONE shows women who have higher vitamin D blood levels have a significantly lower risk for breast cancer.

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Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

Vitamin D and cancer

Breast cancer and bowel cancer have both been linked with cases of vitamin D deficiency in recent studies. One of these analyzed data from two randomized clinical trials and a prospective cohort study.

The researchers found that high levels of vitamin D were inversely associated with risk of breast cancer among women who were cancer-free at baseline.

Studies suggest that vitamin D impacts breast cancer risk.

According to the study results, the higher the levels of vitamin D, the lower the risk of breast cancer.

This relationship remained significant even after the results were adjusted for confounding factors, such as age, body mass index (BMI), intake of calcium supplements, and smoking habits.

Although a link between vitamin D deficiency and colorectal cancer has previously been reported, not all studies have been able to replicate these findings. A new, large-scale study attempted to settle this by drawing on data from three continents, including 5,700 colorectal cancer cases and 7,100 controls.

The researchers alculated that people whose levels of vitamin D fall below those specified in the current guidelines have a 31 percent increased risk of developing bowel cancer. By contrast, those with vitamin D levels above the current recommended levels were 22 percent less likely to develop this cancer.




Edited by 123Donna - Aug 05 2018 at 11:28pm
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'Vitamin D may stop cancer cell growth'

These participants consisted of two groups of women: 209 diagosed with breast cancer, plus 418 cancer-free women who acted as the control group. All the participants had to have stopped menstruating for at least 12 months.

Comparing the medical information collected from the two groups of women, the researchers note that, at the time of diagnosis, the women with breast cancer had higher rates of low or very low serum (blood) vitamin D, compared with their cancer-free counterparts.


"Vitamin D may play a role in controlling breast cancer cells or stopping them from growing. Vitamin D comes from direct sunlight exposure, vitamin D-3 supplements, or foods rich in vitamin D."

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In anticipation of a yearly visit with my GP next week, I had comprehensive blood work done this week. I just got the Vitamin D result - 35 ng/ml. It shows 30-80 as being "normal". Considering my history, is that high enough for me? Donna! Would you take supplements if this was your number? I don't know my GP well at all, I see specialists for the most everything, so I'd like to go in understanding what I can. All my other test results are dandy :) so nice to see strong numbers under WBC, RBC, platelets and liver function since they were all dreadful just 2 years ago when I finished chemo.
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Hi Kelly,
ME personally I like a cushion, I personally like to be at about 50. Since the range is so wide then why not is in my mind.
My doctor was happy at 40, I told him I am pushing for 50 or 60... he smiled.
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Hi Kelly,

Personally, I would shoot for something above 50.  My new primary likes the numbers to be at least 70.  I know there is not a general consensus as to what is the ideal number or range and it's so wide.  I take a multivitamin and 5,000 IUs of Vitamin D a day.  This dose helps me get in the upper 50's to mid-60 range.  Hope this information helps. 

Here's a good article to review:

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