Vitamin D plus calcium may cut skin cancer risk for women!

Stanford study

Post a commentBy Stephen Daniells, 28-Jun-2011

Related topics: Research, Minerals, Vitamins & premixes, Cancer risk reduction, Skin health

Women who take supplements of vitamin D and calcium may be at a reduced risk of developing skin cancer, suggests new data.

The sunshine vitamin plus calcium may have skin benefits

Vitamin D and calcium supplements were associated with a 50 percent reduction in the risk of melanoma in women at high risk of developing this life-threatening skin cancer, researchers from Stanford University report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Led by Jean Tang, MD, PhD, the researchers analyzed data from the Women’s Health Initiative, a randomized clinical trial involving 36,282 postmenopausal women who received either placebo or 400 international units of vitamin D and 1,000 milligrams of calcium carbonate per day.

“Our results include the first positive cancer-reducing effect seen from the calcium plus vitamin D trial,” said Teresa Fu, MD, a co-author of the study.

Shining light on the sunshine vitamin

Vitamin D refers to two biologically inactive precursors – D3, also known as cholecalciferol, and D2, also known as ergocalciferol. Both D3 and D2 precursors are transformed in the liver and kidneys into 25- hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), the non-active ‘storage’ form, and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D), the biologically active form that is tightly controlled by the body.

D and the big C

The link between vitamin D intake and protection from cancer dates from the 1940s when Frank Apperly demonstrated a link between latitude and deaths from cancer, and suggested that sunlight gave “a relative cancer immunity”.

Since then there have been numerous studies suggesting associations between vitamin D and lower risks of certain cancers.


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2 Responses to Vitamin D plus calcium may cut skin cancer risk for women!

  1. Agnes Saam says:

    thanks for the great info about vitamin D, I will come more often to read your articles.

    • Agnes, thank you so much for readiny my blog, it is good to know that the information is valuable to you : )

      If I can be of assistance to you in regards to your health and wellness I am available.

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