Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention

Oncology Nurse Advisor has published an interesting factsheet on the links between vitamin D levels and cancer risk.

Early epidemiologic research showed that incidence and death rates for certain cancers were lower among individuals living in southern latitudes, where levels of sunlight exposure are relatively high, than among those living at northern latitudes. Because exposure to ultraviolet light from sunlight leads to the production of vitamin D, researchers hypothesized that variation in vitamin D levels might account for this association. 

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