Daily vitamin D supplement may lower breast cancer risk

04/30/2010 | Reuters

A Canadian study found no relationship between dietary intake of vitamin D or calcium and breast cancer risk, but women who took a vitamin D supplement of at least 400 international units daily had a 24% lower risk of the disease. Study authors noted that U.S. and Canadian health officials are considering recommendations to increase daily vitamin D intake but said more research is needed on the effects of larger doses.

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