Association between plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and breast cancer risk.

  title={Association between plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and breast cancer risk.},
  author={Katherine Crew and Marilie Denise Gammon and Susan E Steck and Dawn L. Hershman and Serge Cremers and Elzbieta Dworakowski and Elizabeth Shane and Mary Beth Terry and Manisha Desai and Susan L. Teitelbaum and Alfred I. Neugut and Regina M. Santella},
  journal={Cancer prevention research},
  volume={2 6},
Vitamin D has been associated with decreased risk of several cancers. In experimental studies, vitamin D has been shown to inhibit cell proliferation and induce differentiation and apoptosis in normal and malignant breast cells. Using a population-based case-control study on Long Island, New York, we examined the association of breast cancer with plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) levels, a measure of vitamin D body stores. In-person interviews and blood specimens were obtained from 1,026… CONTINUE READING
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