Navigation Links
Low Levels of Vitamin D Spell Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients
Date:5/16/2008

being held from May 31-June 3, in Chicago.

There is, however, a lot of confusion about the different health benefits of vitamin D and, the authors said, daily allowance recommendations vary greatly around the world.

The study involved 512 women newly diagnosed with localized breast cancer (confined to the breast and arm pit) between 1989 and 1995. All participants had had blood taken at the time of diagnosis and had also filled out a questionnaire on diet. Vitamin D levels were measured by radioimmunoassay.

The women, whose age averaged about 50, were followed for just under 12 years. Of the total, 37.5 percent were deficient in vitamin D (the lowest levels), 38.5 percent had insufficient levels of vitamin D (not deficient but not quite healthy levels), and 24 percent had levels in the healthy range.

Women who were premenopausal, weighed more, had high insulin levels and had more aggressive tumors were all more likely to have low vitamin D levels.

"Fat tissue acts as a trap for vitamin D," Goodwin explained. "Levels were also lower in younger women, which was a bit of a surprise, until we realized older women were taking more supplements."

The risk of breast cancer spreading was almost double in women with deficient levels of vitamin D at diagnosis, compared with women whose levels were healthy, the researchers said.

The risk of dying of breast cancer was 75 percent higher in women with too-low levels of vitamin D versus women in the optimal range, they added.

However, there was no survival difference between women with healthy levels and insufficient levels. The data also suggested that there may be a small increased risk of metastasis or death if vitamin D levels are high, but not a statistically significant effect, Goodwin said.

"This suggests that there's a healthy level for vitamin D and, if you are deficient, you have an increased risk of metastasis, but if you go
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Adult offspring of parents with PTSD have lower cortisol levels
2. Study Demonstrates Marteks Algal DHA Oil Improves Blood Triglyceride Lipid Levels
3. Screening Proposed for Childhood Cholesterol Levels
4. Womens Folic Acid Levels Improving
5. Giving emergency nurses aromatherapy massages with music dramatically reduced stress levels
6. Giving emergency nurses aromatherapy massages with music dramatically reduced stress levels
7. School, family and community involvement are all needed to increase the activity levels of adolescen
8. High HDL Levels Protect Heart Health
9. Meta-Analysis of Blood Phe Levels and Clinical Outcomes in PKU Published
10. Data Show Vaprisol(R) Is Effective & Safe in Promptly Increasing Serum Sodium Levels in Patients With Euvolemic or Hypervolemic Hyponatremia
11. Impact of elevated homocysteine levels on vision under study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Low Levels of Vitamin D Spell Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients
(Date:11/23/2014)... To show thanks to new and old ... white evening dresses for weddings. Customers who need ... iFitDress.com is a distinguished dress manufacturer, and it is among ... customers for a very long time. The CEO of this ... will be able to buy not only a beautiful dress, ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 AngelWeddingDress.com ... worldwide a new selection of beach wedding dresses. “If ... best prices, visit AngelWeddingDress.com as soon as possible. Here ... workmanship.” The sales manager says. , Holding a big ... girl. And choosing a beautiful beach wedding dress is ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 The FDA ... in Common, **FDAnews On-Demand Webinar**, Dec. 11, 2014 ? ... , The FDA’s focus on promotional activities is no ... , Now they're looking at websites, Twitter, journal articles, ... calendar for Thursday, Dec. 11, for On-Demand access to ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... , the world’s leader in bamboo flooring, has recently released ... Now, the business is announcing big discounts on these new ... until Dec. 20, 2014. , The new click strand woven ... makes it very easy to maintain. As one of the ... its website the best shopping platform for people who are ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Greenville, Sc (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 ... officially opened its doors in the downtown Greenville area. ... of Downtown Greenville , decided to open her own ... such amazing results with the patients. , AlignLife ... the proper tools. With a focus on chiropractic care ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:iFitDress.com: Wonderful White Evening Dresses Now Available 2Health News:Beach Wedding Dresses Added to Outstanding Online Dress Company AngelWeddingDress.com 2Health News:FDAnews Announces The FDA is Watching: What Twitter, Tradeshows and TV Have in Common, On-Demand Webinar, Dec. 11, 2014 2Health News:FDAnews Announces The FDA is Watching: What Twitter, Tradeshows and TV Have in Common, On-Demand Webinar, Dec. 11, 2014 3Health News:FDAnews Announces The FDA is Watching: What Twitter, Tradeshows and TV Have in Common, On-Demand Webinar, Dec. 11, 2014 4Health News:FDAnews Announces The FDA is Watching: What Twitter, Tradeshows and TV Have in Common, On-Demand Webinar, Dec. 11, 2014 5Health News:Click Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring From Famous Bamboo Flooring Company BambooFlooringChina.com 2Health News:AlignLife of Downtown Greenville is Now Open and Accepting New Patients 2
... 'Bigorexic'? No, its not another eating disorder, it's just ... Bruce Davies, of the University of Glamorgan //says that ... faced by people suffering from anorexia and bulimia. ... drugs to counteract their altered body images," he said. ...
... in the Bombay High Court today raised the issue of spurious ... curb the trade of such drugs. // ,The High ... this regard by July 12., ,The PIL was filed by ... spurious injection of the drug `Imipenam' at KEM hospital in Pune ...
... Zealand report low levels of perceived security at school, ... a new survey//. ,The Youth 2000 national survey, ... Auckland University, asked 922 Asian students about their mental ... ,Chinese and Indian students made up the ...
... fat in abdomen, hip and upper thighs through liposuction which ... a liquid and is sucked out. // ,Liposuction ... special instruments and technique are used to liquefy the fat ... the fatty areas. Since it is practically non-invasive it is ...
... doctor, Dr.S.Raja Sabapathy, has been appointed honorary consultant and ... speciality of plastic, hand and reconstructive micro surgery. // ... of surgery in Ganga Medical Centre and Hospitals, would ... of armed forces across the country, an hospital release ...
... a very common cancer which has very poor prognosis. This is ... spread in the body//. The spread of cancer cells in the ... in case of cancer patients as it blocks vital organs, blood ... and treatment of cancer patients improves their survival rate. But good ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Indian Students in New Zealand Feel Insecure 2Health News:IMP3 the Novel Biomarker for Metastatic Cancer 2Health News:IMP3 the Novel Biomarker for Metastatic Cancer 3
(Date:11/22/2014)... JUNCTION, N.J. , Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... company commercializing its European Union approved CytoSorb® cytokine ... worldwide, was awarded the Beacon of Light Award ... Awards Celebration.  Dr. Phillip ... "It is an honor to be recognized by ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014 MEDITE Group acquired by ... months and the 3 rd quarter sales ended September ... was $448,000 for the nine months ended September 2014 and ... though our 3 rd quarter is usually a seasonable ... from July into September for many countries worldwide, we are ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014  Alere Inc. (NYSE: ... diagnostic tests, has appointed Juliet Cunningham as ... Cunningham will be responsible for driving communications with the ... on a series of changes to increase shareholder value, ... to investors," said Namal Nawana, Chief Executive Officer. "We ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CytoSorbents Wins Beacon of Light Award 2CytoSorbents Wins Beacon of Light Award 3CytoSorbents Wins Beacon of Light Award 4CytoCore Inc. / MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. Reports Record YTD and 3rd Quarter Sales 2CytoCore Inc. / MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. Reports Record YTD and 3rd Quarter Sales 3Alere Appoints Juliet Cunningham to Lead Investor Relations 2
... organiser UBM Live , a division of UBM ... and Supply Chain Zone to be introduced at ICSE ... outsourcing. ICSE will take place from October 25-27, 2011 ... the world,s leading platform of pharmaceutical events, including CPhI ...
... GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 31, 2011 The ... announced the opening of a first-of-its-kind genomic-based clinical ... specifically relapsed and refractory neuroblastoma. ... Institute (VARI), is a nationwide network of pediatric ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Logistics and Supply Chain Zone Introduced at ICSE 2011 Event 2Logistics and Supply Chain Zone Introduced at ICSE 2011 Event 3Consortium Opens Landmark Personalized Medicine Children's Cancer Trial 2
The Elisa test is used for the detection and semi-quantitative determination of IgG, antibodies to myeloperoxidase in human sera as an aid to the diagnosis is of microscopic polyangiitis....
... this Enzyme ImmunoAssay (EIA) is as follows: ... on a 96 well microtiter plate. After ... the trapped molecule is covalently linked to ... After washing and denaturing treatment, Angiotensin II ...
... a solid phase two-site enzyme immunoassay. ... sandwich technique in which two monoclonal ... determinants on the insulin molecule. During ... with peroxidase-conjugated anti-insulin antibodies and anti-insulin ...
... SAS RSV antigen test is ... for the presumptive qualitative detection ... from nasopharyngeal specimens in neonatal ... 15 minute test has a ...
Medicine Products: