2007-06-08 Cancer Benefit From Vitamin D? - Vitamin D May Lower Cancer Risk; Supplements Not Recommended


A study released today concludes that increased vitamin D intake reduces the risk of developing cancer.

The findings are the latest in a growing body of evidence suggesting that current dietary guidelines for vitamin D may be too low.

But experts, including the study’s author, caution that the research should be viewed as preliminary and should not be taken as a reason to drastically increase vitamin D use with supplements in an effort to prevent cancer.(Read entire article)

2007-06-08 Study: Vitamin D Lowers Cancer Risk in Women


Building hope for one pill to prevent many cancers, vitamin D cut the risk of several types of cancer by 60 percent overall for older women in the most rigorous study yet.

The new research strengthens the case made by some specialists that vitamin D may be a powerful cancer preventive and most people should get more of it. Experts remain split, though, on how much to take.

"The findings ... are a breakthrough of great medical and public health importance," declared Cedric Garland, a prominent vitamin D researcher at the University of California-San Diego. "No other method to prevent cancer has been identified that has such a powerful impact." (Read entire article)