Vitamin D may have a role in cancer prognosis: study

THE data, covering 26,000 people aged 50–79, showed that those within the lowest quintile of 25 (OH)D and a history of cancer had a 70% increased risk of cancer-related death compared to those in the highest quintile. No such effect was seen in people with low vitamin D but no cancer history.

The study also showed a nearly 60% increased risk of all-cause mortality and a 41% increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in those with the lowest compared to highest levels of serum vitamin D.

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