Parathyroid hormone may be a cancer promoter - an explanation for the decrease in cancer risk associated with ultraviolet light, calcium, and vitamin D.

@article{McCarty2000ParathyroidHM,
  title={Parathyroid hormone may be a cancer promoter - an explanation for the decrease in cancer risk associated with ultraviolet light, calcium, and vitamin D.},
  author={Mark Frederick McCarty},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2000},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={475-82}
}
Epidemiological studies reporting an inverse association between sunlight exposure and risk for cancers of the breast, colon, and prostate, have not yet been explained. Since ultraviolet (UV) light promotes dermal vitamin D generation, studies suggesting that dietary calcium and vitamin D may likewise have cancer-preventive activity are potentially of relevance. UV light, calcium, and vitamin D have the common property of suppressing parathyroid hormone (PTH) production; these considerations… CONTINUE READING

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