Vitamin D Sufficiency May Increase Breast Cancer Survival Rates
A new meta-analysis, published by the International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment, demonstrates a strong association between increased vitamin D [25(OH)D] serum levels and improved survival for patients with breast cancer. The study, although not conclusive, strongly suggests that, rather than waiting for the results of further studies to come out, breast cancer patients can reap immediate benefits by having their health care providers keep close watch over their vitamin D levels and target for blood concentrations exceeding 30 nanograms per milliliter.
Vitamin D is perhaps best known for its role in bone health, as it helps regulate calcium in the body. But it is also capable of many other functions, not yet fully understood. So how does vitamin D increase survival rates for breast cancer patients?
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