Vitamin D boosts immune system to fight cancer

January 15, 2015 10:04 PM

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Vitamin D boosts immune system to fight cancer

This conclusive finding that the “sunshine vitamin”— so-called because the body produces it in response to sun exposure — boosts the immune system adds to the expanding evidence that vitamin D supplementation is beneficial.

“People with high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream have a lower overall risk of developing colorectal cancer,” said senior researcher, Dr. Shuji Ogino. He explained that vitamin was shown to activate T-cells that then identify and attack the cancer cells.

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