Low vitamin D levels as a risk factor for cancer


New evidence challenges the benefits of vitamin D supplementation for cancer prevention

Arguably, to date the most clinically effective way to reduce the burden of cancer has been through primary prevention.1 One promising such strategy has been to target vitamin D insufficiency as epidemiological and animal studies have found that low levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk of cancer.23 Furthermore, vitamin D insufficiency affects 40% of the…