The importance of vitamin D level in breast cancer patients has been revealed in a new study.
Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin is necessary tot he body, and it is of utmost importance thanks to its ability to help fight inflammation and infections.
It is only in recent years that the importance of vitamin D for helping fight cancer has been identified. After research took off in the early 2000’s, by 2012 there were over 34,000 studies published on the importance of vitamin D.
It was Dr. Garland in 2011 who found that 50 ng/ml can give up to a 50% lower risk of Breast cancer. It was discovered that a much higher amount of vitamin D was needed than previously thought, a level of 1,000 IUs to as much as 8,000 IUs of vitamin D3 per day was recommended.
A study published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine also associates vitamin D with a lower risk of colorectal cancer.
The New York Times reported
“Researchers randomly assigned 576 postmenopausal women to either a daily dose of 400 units of vitamin D and 1,000 milligrams of calcium, or a placebo.
They followed them for three years. By the end of the study, published in Menopause, the vitamin D group had significantly higher serum levels of vitamin D, and a small but notable drop in LDL.”
Sun exposure is still the best way to boost your vitamin D levels, but make sure you wear the right level of sun protection for your skin type.