Vitamin D May Cut Cancer Risk June 8, 2007Posted by Dreamhealer in Diet, Health.
Like many American women, Ivalynn Oudin has been taking supplements of calcium and vitamin D for years. “My doctor said it would increase my bone density and help prevent hip fractures,” said the 57-year-old mother of two.
But new research published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that vitamin D supplements may have another benefit: a 60 percent to 77 percent lower risk of cancer. “Our study shows that with adequate vitamin D, cancer can be prevented — or a high incidence of it can,” said Joan Lappe, a professor of nursing and medicine at Creighton University and the lead author of the study. Read More…