Higher Vitamin D levels linked to lower colorectal cancer risk

A January 2010 article in the British Medical Journal looked at large population samples from Western Europe and found that higher Vitamin D levels were associated with a substantial reduction in risk of colorectal cancer.

Many public health advocates are now suggesting that supplementation in the range of 1,800 to 4,000 IU vitamin D per day may provide multiple benefits, including reduction in risk of some cancers.

Reference: Jenab, M, et al. Association between pre-diagnostic circulating vitamin D concentration and risk of colorectal cancer in European populations: a nested case-control study.
British Medical Journal, 21 January 2010.

See the NYBC entries Vitamin D 3 – 2500IU and Vitamin D3 – 1000IU for more details.


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