Vitamin D levels tied to breast cancer survival
|Vitamin D levels tied to breast cancer survival||Darrell Miller||11/21/16|
November 21, 2016 02:47 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Vitamin D levels tied to breast cancer survival
We’ve all heard that we should be getting plenty of vitamin D in our diet. Now there may be an even better reason to keep our vitamin D levels up. A recent study has shown a link between high levels of the vitamin and a better prognosis for breast cancer. They claim that boosting levels during treatment didn’t change the outcomes. Patients who had high levels at the time of diagnosis had the best results in the end. They were less likely to die of any cause from the cancer. It is recommended that adults get 600-800 IU of vitamin D each day.
- Higher levels of vitamin D may be tied to better odds of surviving breast cancer.
- In a recent study of breast cancer patients, roughly 100 women with the lowest vitamin D levels died, compared to only 76 women with the highest levels of vitamin D.
- A randomized control trial is necessary to determine whether there is a direct, causal link.
"For women diagnosed with breast cancer, high vitamin D levels in the blood may be tied to better odds of surviving and having tumors with less deadly characteristics, suggests a new study."