A brief history of vitamin d and cancer prevention.

  title={A brief history of vitamin d and cancer prevention.},
  author={Sharif Burgette Mohr},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  volume={19 2},
PURPOSE To review the history of vitamin D and its use in cancer prevention. METHODS The literature on published studies of vitamin D and its role in human health was reviewed and summarized. RESULTS The modern history of vitamin D began in the mid-1800s, when it was noticed that city children were more likely to have rickets than rural children. Half a century later, Palm reported that children raised in sunny climates virtually never developed rickets. McCollum isolated vitamin D, and… CONTINUE READING

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