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Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and the risk of colorectal cancer.
BACKGROUND Higher intake of calcium and vitamin D has been associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer in epidemiologic studies and polyp recurrence in polyp-prevention trials. However,Expand
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Epidemic influenza and vitamin D
In 1981, R. Edgar Hope-Simpson proposed that a ‘seasonal stimulus’ intimately associated with solar radiation explained the remarkable seasonality of epidemic influenza. Solar radiation triggersExpand
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Vitamin D for cancer prevention: global perspective.
PURPOSE Higher serum levels of the main circulating form of vitamin D, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), are associated with substantially lower incidence rates of colon, breast, ovarian, renal,Expand
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The urgent need to recommend an intake of vitamin D that is effective.
This editorial makes the point that there is now strong evidence that increasing vitamin D intake will lower risk of falling and lower fracture risk in older men and women. There is also strongExpand
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SERUM 25-HYDROXYVITAMIN D AND COLON CANCER: EIGHT-YEAR PROSPECTIVE STUDY
Blood samples taken in 1974 in Washington County, Maryland, from 25 620 volunteers were used to investigate the relation of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) with subsequent risk of getting colonExpand
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Do sunlight and vitamin D reduce the likelihood of colon cancer?
It is proposed that vitamin D is a protective factor against colon cancer. This hypothesis arose from the inspection of the geographic distribution of colon cancer deaths in the US, which revealedExpand
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The role of vitamin D in cancer prevention.
Vitamin D status differs by latitude and race, with residents of the northeastern United States and individuals with more skin pigmentation being at increased risk of deficiency. A PubMed databaseExpand
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Vitamin D and prevention of breast cancer: Pooled analysis
BACKGROUND Inadequate photosynthesis or oral intake of Vitamin D are associated with high incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer in ecological and observational studies, but the dose-responseExpand
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Optimal vitamin D status for colorectal cancer prevention: a quantitative meta analysis.
BACKGROUND Previous studies, such as the Women's Health Initiative, have shown that a low dose of vitamin D did not protect against colorectal cancer, yet a meta-analysis indicates that a higher doseExpand
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DIETARY VITAMIN D AND CALCIUM AND RISK OF COLORECTAL CANCER: A 19-YEAR PROSPECTIVE STUDY IN MEN
Mortality rates from colon cancer in the USA are highest in populations exposed to the least amounts of natural sunlight; differences in endogenous vitamin D production and calcium absorption couldExpand
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