A new study by University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers proves that breast cancer patients with high levels of Vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive the disease as women with low levels of vitamin D. The study has been published in the March issue of AntiCancer Research.
The study analyzed 4,443 breast cancer patients as they check the level of vitamin D in these patients. DrPH, Proffessor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Cedric Garland said in a press release
“Vitamin D metabolites increase communication between cells by switching on a protein that blocks aggressive cell division,”
“As long as vitamin D receptors are present tumor growth is prevented and kept from expanding its blood supply. Vitamin D receptors are not lost until a tumor is very advanced. This is the reason for better survival in patients whose vitamin D blood levels are high.”
He also urged breast cancer patients to use vitamin D supplements and ask their health care provider to check their levels of vitamin D before substantially increasing vitamin D intake. Hence, vitamin D supplements are proven good for women specially. The current recommended daily intake of vitamin D for adults is 600 IU and for people older than 70 years is 800 IU, according to the National Institutes of Health.
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