Residents of Japan with higher concentrations of vitamin D were less likely to develop cancer than those with lower levels, according to a cohort study recently published in The BMJ.
“While the benefits of vitamin D on bone diseases are well known, there is growing evidence that vitamin D may benefit other chronic diseases, including some cancers. But so far, most studies have been carried out in European or American populations, and evidence from Asian populations is limited,” Taiki Yamaji, MD, of the Center for Public Health Sciences, National Cancer Center in Tokyo, told Healio Family Medicine.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
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