Vitamin D intake could stop you getting cancer

Posted by sharmadrugs 04/06/2019 0 Comment(s)

Increasing Vitamin D intake could stop you getting cancer, experts claim

 

Main source of vitamin D is sunlight, and some foods, but a shocking 75% of Brits are lacking in the vitamin — which could lead them at higher risk of cancer

Getting more vitamin D could reduce the risk dying from cancer, research has suggested.

 

Experts said that doctors should prescribe time outdoors or a daily pill.

 

 

The main source of vitamin D is sunlight, and some foods, including oily fish such as salmon, sardines and mackerel as well as red meat and eggs.

 

But a shocking 75% of Brits are lacking in the vitamin.

 

The medics examined ten clinical trials of 79,000 people with an average age of 68 for at least four years.

 

Those given vitamin D tablets instead of a placebos were 13% less likely to develop cancer and die from it.

 

During autumn and winter Brits are advised to take a supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D.

Lead researcher Tarek Haykal, of Michigan State University, said: “I would like to see more oncologists and primary care doctors consider prescribing vitamin D for their patients as it carries many benefits with minimal side-effects.”

 

 

Dr Rachel Shaw, of Cancer Research UK, said: “Vitamin D may improve prognosis when cancer develops.

 

“More research is required. It’s important that cancer patients consult their doctor before taking vitamin supplements.”

 

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