Low Vitamin D Levels Increase Prostate Cancer RiskJul 20, 2016 | by: Team A8
Prostate cancer kills 30,000 men in United States each year and is the second leading cause of cancer-related death. Risk factors include high-fat diets, risky sexual behavior, and cigarette smoking. Roughly 42 percent of prostate cancers are linked to genetic factors.
Researchers from the Cancer treatment Centers of America in Zion, Illinois concluded that low vitamin D increases the risk of the disease. Higher levels of vitamin D prevent prostate cancer cell growth and the spread of cancer cells to other tissues. However, the studies are far from conclusive, and we need more research to determine the role of vitamin D in preventing this disease. (Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 12: 25-226, 2009)
If you're interested in taking more Vitamin D supplements, we recommend taking Now Food Vitamin D as many medical research results suggest we need to take more than 400IU per day.