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Vitamin D Fights Breast Cancer

I posted an article about the link between vitamin D and breast cancer nearly three years ago. Increasing vitamin D levels may help to ward off breast cancer, as it appears the vitamin is produced to try to combat the spread of cancer. Breast tissue contains an enzyme that activates vitamin D. Previously it was thought that the active form of vitamin D, calcitriol, which is a potent anti-cancer agent, was only made in the kidney. The researchers think having a local cancer-fighting 'factory' is part of the breast's natural immune response to a tumour. Vitamin D is not only useful in fighting breast cancer, but many other cancers as well.

The Scotsman March 23, 2004

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