Navigation Links
Low Vitamin D Levels May Initiate Cancer Development
Date:5/22/2009

Study suggests loss of communication among cells tied to this nutritional deficit

FRIDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D may contribute to cancer development, U.S. researchers have found.

"The first event in cancer is loss of communication among cells due to, among other things, low vitamin D and calcium levels," study leader Cedric Garland, an epidemiologist at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, said in a university news release.

Garland and colleagues developed a scientific model that suggests "this loss may play a key role in cancer by disrupting the communication between cells that is essential to healthy cell turnover, allowing more aggressive cancer cells to take over."

This cellular disruption could account for the earliest stages of many cancers, according to the study, which was published online in the Annals of Epidemiology.

Maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D may help stop cancer development, Garland suggested.

"Vitamin D may halt the first stage of the cancer process by re-establishing intercellular junctions in malignancies having an intact vitamin D receptor," Garland said.

He noted that appropriate vitamin D levels can be restored and maintained through diet and supplements. More research into the link between vitamin D and cancer is required, but Garland recommended that people get their vitamin D levels tested during annual check-ups.

More information

The Office of Dietary Supplements at the U.S. National Institutes of Health has more about vitamin D.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Annals of Epidemiology, news release, May 22, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pregnancy Magazine Touts Web Site Designed by Vitamin as Web Site We Cant Live Without
2. Multivitamins Might Prolong Life
3. Experts Say Recommended Daily Dosage for Vitamin D is Grossly Inadequate
4. Golden rice an effective source of vitamin A
5. Vitamin E, Selenium and Soy Wont Prevent Prostate Cancer
6. Vitamin D Linked to HDL Cholesterol - Shaklee Corporation Research Links Vitamin D with Key Biomarkers for Metabolic Syndrome and Heart Disease
7. 7 Top Rated Immune Support Products from Swanson Vitamins
8. Low vitamin D causes problems for acutely ill patients
9. Critically Ill Patients Lack Vitamin D
10. New Medical Study Establishes First-Ever Long-Term Benefits for Macular Degeneration Sufferers Using Macular Health Vitamin Supplement
11. Type of vitamin B1 could treat common cause of blindness
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Low Vitamin D Levels May Initiate Cancer Development
(Date:10/2/2014)... Robins & Morton received nine Excellence ... Contractors (ABC) of Alabama. , ABC will recognize ... Sheraton Birmingham Hotel., ,     HealthSouth Rehabilitation ... $25 Million, Obelisk Award (First Place) , ... Million to $25 Million, Obelisk Award (First Place) ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. ... control -- especially long-acting implanted devices -- could slash pregnancy ... new findings suggest. In a study of 1,400 teenage ... the girls, rates of unplanned pregnancy and abortion. Over three ... -- versus a rate of 158 per 1,000 among all ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism are ... fully capable of being more active, a small study ... of 29 children, some with autism and some without. ... of moderate physical activity and 70 more minutes each ... children with autism scored lower on strength, but had ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... that pull out all the stops to rescue surgical ... but the cost of such heroism is questionable, a ... 5 percent better at saving elderly patients with life-threatening ... with less intensity, said senior author Dr. Amir Ghaferi. ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... strongly associated with Alzheimer,s disease; however, researchers are still ... causal agent of the onset and development of the ... beta-amyloid is not harmful when found in isolation but ... to form the so-called amyloid fibrils , "We are ... with multiple ones because each aggregate of peptide, which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Robins & Morton wins nine awards from Associated Builders and Contractors 2Health News:Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate 2Health News:Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate 3Health News:Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate 4Health News:Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says 2Health News:'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study 2Health News:'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study 3Health News:Laying siege to beta-amyloid, the key protein in Alzheimer's disease 2
... IntraHealth International will highlight its ... the developing world during the 36th annual ... D.C., May 26-30. Hosted by the Global Health ... = Healthy Communities," focuses on the ways in which ...
... groups, headed by Prof. Nils Brose of the Max Planck ... on behalf of the European Union, to study the role ... the research teams is headed by Prof. Kobi Rosenblum of ... has been awarded a grant of 600,000 Euro. The topic ...
... reports MS medication possession ratio of 86 percent for ... Multiple sclerosis patients managed by a specialty pharmacy program ... risk of being hospitalized for their disease than those ... according to a study completed by HealthCore, Inc.HealthCore researcher ...
... Velocity,s intelligent search capabilities such as geo-spatial search, content ... May 19 Vivisimo ( www.vivisimo.com ), a leading ... that Bupa, an international health and care company with ... selected the Vivisimo Velocity Search Platform ...
... to provide sun protection, laughs and college scholarship ... Today non-profit Cancer for College launches a new ... proceeds from the sunscreen sales will go to ... granting college scholarships to cancer survivors and amputees.To ...
... mice might explain progression from skin to breathing condition ... secreted by eczema-damaged skin might trigger asthma in children, ... study of mice with an eczema-like condition, which suggested ... trigger substance might help prevent asthma. , An estimated ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:IntraHealth International Addresses Capacity Building and Open Source Technologies at Tech-Themed Global Health Conference 2Health News:MS Patients More Compliant with Medications When Managed by Specialty Pharmacy, According to HealthCore Study Presented at ISPOR 2Health News:MS Patients More Compliant with Medications When Managed by Specialty Pharmacy, According to HealthCore Study Presented at ISPOR 3Health News:Vivisimo Powers Site Search on Bupa's Leading Health Information Websites Worldwide 2Health News:Photos: Will Ferrell Sunscreen to Launch Just in Time for Summer 2Health News:Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma 2
(Date:10/2/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced the ... by Application, and by Geography - Global Forecast to ... The medical electronics market is expected to grow at ... the world due to growing income levels, and increasing ... hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases. A growing population coupled with ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... 2, 2014  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... tabalumab­ -- being studied for the treatment of ... -- due to insufficient efficacy in two pivotal ... on safety concerns. ­­­­ In the ... primary endpoint, at either dose studied, of statistically ...
(Date:10/2/2014)...  InfinityQS International, Inc., the global authority on ... client speakers for Infusion Chicago, its 9 th ... will be held Oct. 9-10, 2014, at the ... from Coloplast, The Kellogg Company, Biomet, General Cable, ... two-day event will also include best practice presentations ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Electronics (Sensor, Battery, Memory Device, Display, & Microprocessor/MCU) Market - Global Forecast to 2020 2Medical Electronics (Sensor, Battery, Memory Device, Display, & Microprocessor/MCU) Market - Global Forecast to 2020 3Lilly to Discontinue Development of Tabalumab Based on Efficacy Results in Phase 3 Lupus Studies 2Lilly to Discontinue Development of Tabalumab Based on Efficacy Results in Phase 3 Lupus Studies 3InfinityQS Infusion Chicago to Spotlight Manufacturers' Key Successes in Achieving Enterprise Quality 2InfinityQS Infusion Chicago to Spotlight Manufacturers' Key Successes in Achieving Enterprise Quality 3
... SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4 To mark the beginning ... its breast cancer treatment services at its West Houston ... Emission Mammography) scanners are high-resolution breast PET systems that ... of a lesion.  The metabolic view allows physicians to ...
... ALTOONA, Pa., Oct. 4 In response ... and the importance of "aging-in-place" as an ... Technologies, LLC ("Delta") today announced the introduction ... developed to optimize the homecare therapist. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SightLine Health Adds Naviscan PEM Technology to Breast Cancer Treatment Services 2Delta Health Technologies ClinicalVirtuosoâ„¢ Targets Homecare Therapists 2
IVUS console...
FemoStop system is a femoral compression system for hemostasis management. It provides a comfortable and efficient "hands off method of compressing the femoral artery and vein after diagnostic and i...
VasoSeal ES is a extravascular arterial sealing. It utilizes a unique temporary arterial locator system which provides an easier and surer method of locating the femoral artery....
... was the first device ... after diagnostic and interventional ... It is a collagen-based ... for immediate sheath removal ...
Medicine Products: