Study: Vitamin D produces sunny results for lung cancer patients

04/20/2005 | MSNBC

Research is showing increasing benefits from vitamin D in helping patients survive lung cancer. Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine vitamin" because the nutrient can be obtained from being out in the sun, and a new study shows patients with high intake of the vitamin who had surgery for lung cancer in the summer were more than twice as likely to be alive five years later than those with low levels who had the operations in winter.

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