March 9, 2016
It is estimated that as much as 35% of all cancers have a foundation in lacking nutrition. When lifestyle factors such as smoking and exercise are included, the associated risk becomes much stronger and may be as high as 85%. This makes the latest study, published in the journal Endocrinology, all the more interesting. The study’s authors show a direct correlation between vitamin D deficiency and the spreading of breast cancer cells.
The study, titled “Tumor Autonomous Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency Promote Breast Cancer Mestastasis,” indicates that not only are many breast cancer patients found frequently to have a preexisting deficiency in vitamin D levels (low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D), but a number of epidemiological studies have found an inverse link between breast cancer risk and vitamin D status. This again outlines the vitamin d-cancer relationship.