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Dec 21, 2005

Crush Colon Cancer With Vitamin D

Crush Colon Cancer With Vitamin D
Just take a daily dose of the common vitamin D and cut down your risk of developing colon cancer by half. That's the new message from researchers from California. Researchers at the Moores Cancer Center of the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) said their studies showed that taking 1,000 international units, or 25 micrograms, of vitamin D every day would slash down the risk of getting colon cancer by 50 percent.

This preventive link between vitamin D and colon cancer is know for over two decades as per UCSD professor Edward Gorham, but scientists did not know the specific amount of the vitamin needed to have a clear impact.

Their study "establishes the target level of vitamin D that could reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer by half," Gorham said.

"Preventing approximately half of colorectal cancer incidence by a program that would ensure vitamin D adequacy could save an estimated 20 billion dollars per year," he said.

"Annual supplementation of all Americans with 1,000 international units per day of vitamin D would cost about $5 billion."

Such a program could prevent possibly 28,000 deaths each year, according to the study's results.

The study, which has just been published in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was based on a review of 18 scientific papers dealing with vitamin D and colon cancer.


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