Researchers: Vitamin D reduces breast cancer risk

April 29, 2010 2:44:47 PM PDT
Vitamin D in a pill form may cut a woman's risk of breast cancer.Scientists say breast cells have receptors for Vitamin D raising the possibility that the nutrient could help regulate the division and proliferation of these cells.

In the study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found no relationship between overall Vitamin D intake and breast cancer risk, but women who reported taking at least 400 IUs of Vitamin D every day were at 24-percent lower risk of developing breast cancer.

they are asking for further research to investigate the link.


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