A new study done by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows that women who have higher levels of Vitamin D in their blood have a better chance of fighting breast cancer.
High levels of Vitamin D in the blood help to increase the rate at which the cells communicate with each other giving the cells a better chance at fighting off aggressive cancer cells.
Professor Cedric F. Garland, from the San Diego School of Medicine along with other researchers at the university linked 25-hydroxyvitamin D a metabolite the body produces when Vitamin D is ingested to helping fight breast cancer and further prevent the tumor from spreading.
Dr. Garland said in a statement. “As long as vitamin D receptors were present tumor growth was prevented and kept from expanding its blood supply. Vitamin D receptors are not lost until a tumor is very advanced. This is the reason for better survival in patients whose vitamin D blood levels are high.”
These recent findings have been published in the March edition of the Anticancer Research journal. The study was conducted on more than 4500 women over a nine-year period, analyzed the amounts of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the bloodstream and found that women whose Vitamin D levels were higher could prevent breast cancer cells from spreading to other areas of the body.
Garland suggested doing randomly controlled clinical trials to confirm the findings and urges physicians to consider adding vitamin D into a breast cancer patient’s standard care.
Vitamin D serum levels need to contain an average of 30 nanograms per milliliter to fight the cancer cells and stop the tumor from spreading.
Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids that helps enhance intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc. High levels of Vitamin D can be found in dairy products, mushrooms, hams, sausages, mushrooms, oysters, and various types of fish.
New Study Shows Large Amounts Vitamin D in the Bloodstream Helps Fight Breast Cancer.