Data: High vitamin D levels reduce colorectal cancer risk

09/2/2011 | Reuters

A new look at data from 18 studies found up to a 33% lower risk of colorectal cancer among patients with the highest blood levels of vitamin D, Shanghai Jiao Tong University researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The IOM has said study data on vitamin D's ability to fight disease, including cancer, is not strong enough to justify a recommendation that people increase their intake, and the research team said their findings need to be confirmed in large clinical trials.

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