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Vitamin D Linked to Longer Breast Cancer Survival

The New York Times recently published an article on the link between vitamin D and Breast Cancer survival rates.

"Higher vitamin D levels may be linked to longer breast cancer survival, a new study reports, and the effect is particularly strong among premenopausal women.

Researchers used data on 1,666 Kaiser Permanente breast cancer patients, testing their vitamin D blood levels and following their health for seven years. The study is in JAMA Oncology.

Compared with women whose vitamin D levels are under 17 nanograms per milliliter, women with levels higher than 25 had a 28 percent higher likelihood of surviving over the course of the study, even after adjusting for many factors, including tumor stage, grade and type."

To read the full article, click HERE.

Photo by Megan Farmer/The World Herald

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