Thursday, May 15, 2008

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

From Yahoo Health News comes an article covering a new report on vitamin D and breast cancer...

Breast cancer patients with low levels of vitamin D were much more likely to die of the disease or have it spread than patients getting enough of the nutrient, a Canadian study found. Only 24 percent of women in the study had sufficient blood levels of D at the time they were first diagnosed with breast cancer. Those who were deficient were nearly twice as likely to have their cancer recur or spread over the next 10 years, and 73 percent more likely to die of the disease.

Here's my blog post from last month about vitamin D and overall health, Let the Sunshine In!

1 comment:

feistysideoffifty said...

Thank you, Jacqueline, for your helpful and important information. As a post menopausal woman, I feel that nutrition is even more essential to my health and keeping up to date on the latest findings is crucial.

I'm coming back often to see what you have to say!