Vitamin D3 Key to Fighting Cancer?

A landmark study conducted by Creighton University School of Medicine found that one singular vitamin may be a key to preventing cancer. The four-year study, conducted between 2000 and 2005, followed 1,179 healthy postmenopausal women from rural eastern Nebraska.

The study found that participants who took calcium and a large dose of vitamin D3—nearly three times the US government’s Recommended Daily Amount (RDA)—showed an amazing 60 percent (yes 60%!) reduction in cancer risk compared to women who did not take the vitamin.

“The findings are very exciting. They confirm what a number of vitamin D proponents have suspected for some time but that, until now, have not been substantiated through clinical trial,” said principal investigator Joan Lappe, Ph.D., R.N., Creighton professor of medicine. “Vitamin D is a critical tool in fighting cancer as well as many other diseases.”

Additional research is needed to further substantiate the findings and determine if the positive results apply to other demographics.

You can read more about the study here.

You can learn more about Vitamin D3 including how to purchase here.

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