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The study involved 25,871 people in the U.S. who took part in the Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial (Vital) clinical trial for five years. Some participants took only vitamin D or fish oil; others took both; and some acted as the control by consuming neither supplement.
The findings showed that taking vitamin D was linked with a lower risk of dying of cancer. . .
"Women with 25(OH)D (Vitamin D) concentrations of 40 ng/ml or greater had a 67 percent lower risk of cancer than women with levels of 20 ng/ml or less."
"Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory properties, has antiproliferative effects on melanoma cells, can inhibit tumor growth and tumor invasiveness, and promotes melanoma cell DNA repair."
"research shows vitamin D’s immune boost directly impacts colon and rectal cancer risks. "
“Many oncologists are already following vitamin D levels in their breast cancer patients, and recommending supplements for low levels,”
Sunshine and Vitamin D referred to as the “most affordable cancer-fighting nutrient in the world.”
"A new study suggests getting enough exposure to the sun to maintain high levels of serum vitamin D or taking vitamin D supplements may lower the risk of pancreatic cancer."
"All men should be replenishing their vitamin D to normal levels," Murphy said, based on the vitamin's role in bone health and other bodily functions. "It's smart preventive health care."
"The vitamin D you get from sunlight can slow the progress of prostate cancer and stop it from spreading, increasing your chances of survival.
Vitamin D may be the single most important nutrient in your body, especially for your prostate. Be sure to get enough … it could save your life.
"Vitamin D can adjust almost everything in the cancer cell, from its genetic messaging to its cytoskeleton. It can switch genes on and off, and it can reduce cell division, and it can calm cancer cells so that they settle rather than spread. It seems vitamin D can actually return a cancer cell to a normal and healthy state".