Low Vitamin D Levels Linked To High Prostate Cancer Risk

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“Men at risk of prostate cancer are more likely to develop an aggressive form of the disease if they are vitamin D deficient, reveals a study published in Clinical Cancer Research.

About 44% of men with positive biopsies had low vitamin D levels. Among the men who tested positive for cancer after a biopsy, those with very low vitamin levels-under 12 ng/mL- had greater odds of more advanced and aggressive cancers than those with normal levels. And the lower the vitamin D level, the higher the risk.”

Published in Clinical Cancer Research (2014)

Vitamin D deficiency could be a biomarker of advanced prostate tumor progression in large segments of the general population.

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