Cancer incidence and mortality and vitamin D in black and white male health professionals.

@article{Giovannucci2006CancerIA,
  title={Cancer incidence and mortality and vitamin D in black and white male health professionals.},
  author={Edward L. Giovannucci and Yan Liu and Walter C Willett},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 12},
  pages={2467-72}
}
Blacks have been documented to have low vitamin D levels. We thus examined whether total cancer incidence and mortality rates differ between Blacks and Whites in a population of male health professionals, and particularly for digestive system cancers (oral, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, and colorectum), which have been most consistently linked to poor vitamin D status. Second, we examined whether Blacks might be more susceptible to these cancers if they concurrently had other risk factors for… CONTINUE READING