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Clinical trial finds that vitamin D, calcium have no effect on cancer risk

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A clinical trial has found that vitamin D calcium has no effect on cancer risk. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and it is also a major health burden. There have been studies done that showed vitamin D helped lower the risk of cancer. Cancer is second to heart disease in the leading causes of death.

Key Takeaways:

  • Historically, studies have shown that vitamin D may lower the risk of developing cancer.
  • However, in a recent study, women taking vitamin D supplements showed no “significantly lower risk” of developing cancer than those who did not.
  • The researchers have concluded that further research is needed to better understand any association between vitamin D and cancer prevention.

“Cancer only comes second to heart disease as a leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for almost 600,000 deaths in 2014.”