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Increased Vitamin D Levels May Decrease Prostate Cancer Mortality

Key clinical point: Current research supports the role of vitamin D in reducing the incidence of and death from various cancers including prostate cancer.

Major finding: Higher concentrations of 25 (OH) D were associated with reduced mortality rates, but increased incidence rates of prostate cancer in a review that included ecological, observational, and open-label studies, as well as randomized, controlled trials.

Study details: The data come from a review of recent findings on the impact of vitamin D on cancer.

Disclosures: Dr. Grant disclosed funding from Bio-Tech Pharmacal, Inc.


Grant WB. Anticancer Res. 2020. doi: 10.21873/anticanres.13977.