Study Finds Vitamin D Could Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

January 16, 2015 6:20 PM

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Study Finds Vitamin D Could Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the United States (and the fourth leading cancer worldwide). While many cancers are tough to beat, previous research suggests that vitamin D could help to prevent, specifically, colorectal cancer.

“People with high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream have a lower overall risk of developing colorectal cancer,” claims senior study author Dr. Shuji Ogino. He continues, “Laboratory research suggests that vitamin D boosts immune system function by activating T cells that recognize and attack ...

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