Navigation Links
Study finds no connection between vitamin D and overall cancer deaths
Date:10/30/2007

No relationship was found between vitamin D levels and the overall risk of dying from cancer, according to a study published online October 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. However, higher vitamin D levels were associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer death.

Several epidemiological studies have supported the hypothesis that that vitamin D can reduce cancer mortality by decreasing cancer incidence or improving survival. Animal and cell studies suggest that vitamin D may reduce tumor growth and induce cancer cell death. Diet and exposure to sunlight are the major sources of vitamin D.

D. Michal Freedman, Ph.D., of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., and colleagues analyzed data from the third national Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to examine the relationship between levels of circulating vitamin D in the blood and cancer mortality in a group of 16,818 participants aged 17 and older.

After about a decade of follow-up, 536 participants had died of cancer. Cancer mortality was not related to the level of circulating vitamin D for the overall group, nor was it related when the researchers looked at the data by sex, race, or age. But higher levels of vitamin D (80 nmol/L or more) were associated with a 72 percent reduced risk of colorectal cancer mortality, compared with lower levels (less than 50 nmol/L).

To our knowledge, this study is the first to examine the relationship between measured serum vitamin D levels and cancer mortality for selected site and for all sites combined, the authors write.

In an accompanying editorial, Cindy Davis, Ph.D., and Johanna Dwyer, D.Sc. of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., discuss the complicated relationship between nutrients, like vitamin D, and cancer. They suggest that not enough is known about the benefits and limitations of vitamin D to use it for the prevention of disease or death.

These
'/>"/>

Contact: Liz Savage
jncimedia@oxfordjournals.org
301-841-1287
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Rural Canadians travel far for specialists: study
2. A new study surpasses Gene Therapy Hurdle
3. Tomato Sauce reduces Cancer Risk- Study
4. A question on study of Adult Stem Cell
5. Study on obesity and heart failure
6. National Lung Study in the process
7. Marijuana gateway theory strengthened by study of twins
8. Old theory of adaptation confirmed by new study
9. Study casts doubt on keyboard ills
10. Gene study links endometriosis, infertility
11. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Insomnia causes disturbances ... listeners understand how they unknowingly developed insomnia and the steps ... nights during. Tune in to the show at this ... show airs live on August 30, and will be podcasted ... on programming, go to DrCarolFrancisTalkRadio.com. , "Insomnia causes ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Springs, CO (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 In ... and increasingly difficult to get. Snoring and sleep apnea (a ... stops) rob people and their bed partners of the rest ... to 45% of the population snores and 20 million people ... only 10% have been diagnosed and treated; and of those ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... medication commonly used to treat gout, before and ... potential complications from this type of surgery, but ... effects, according to a study published by ... online to coincide with its presentation at the ... after cardiac surgery include postpericardiotomy syndrome (the occurrence ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... August 30, 2014 Serving contented clients ... India, Profit By Outsourcing is now offering discount ... The company gives emphasize on putting forward the best ... to clients. Their dedicated team of professionals and web ... They can handle even the critical issues of web ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 "I ... beach because of her crutches," said an inventor from Wetumpka, ... the sights and sounds of the shore, I came up ... beach sand." , She created a prototype for the patent-pending ... The accessory enables the individual to use crutches, walkers, or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sleepless Nights, Exhausting Days, Mental Fog – Relief for Insomnia With Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carol Francis 2Health News:Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health 2Health News:Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health 3Health News:Medication shows mixed results in reducing complications from cardiac surgery 2Health News:Profit By Outsourcing Offering Discount for Labor Day on all Web Development Services 2
... Stock Exchange Symbol: CYT, MONTREAL, Oct. ... leader in cardiac arrhythmia products to treat ... Inc. a patent,infringement lawsuit in the United ... CryoCor makes and sells cryosurgical consoles, ...
... Oct. 16 Genzyme Corporation,(Nasdaq: GENZ ) ... Advisory Committee meeting, during which the committee voted ... the FDA extend the indications,for phosphate binders to ... Renagel(R) (sevelamer hydrochloride), the most,prescribed phosphate binder in ...
... Squirrel Hill Facility and Expand Programs ... ... Institute announced,the launch of the public phase of The Campaign for ... of pediatric,rehabilitation services in western Pennsylvania, The Children,s Institute,will use the ...
... ... IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 16 Edwards Lifesciences,Corporation ... products and technologies to,treat advanced cardiovascular disease, today ... Foundation,s (CRF) nineteenth,annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific,symposium, ...
... With both the Senate and,House expected to vote this ... Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) legislation, U.S.,Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) ... came together on a news conference call to urge ... The SCHIP legislation would provide $35 billion in ...
... to all approved drugs used to fight ear infections ... tomorrow in the Journal of the American Medical Association ... it is their standard practice to perform an uncommon ... antibiotics fail to clear up their ear infections. The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Genzyme Statement Regarding Results of FDA Advisory Committee Meeting on the Use of Phosphate Binders in Chronic Kidney Disease 2Health News:Genzyme Statement Regarding Results of FDA Advisory Committee Meeting on the Use of Phosphate Binders in Chronic Kidney Disease 3Health News:The Children's Institute Launches The Campaign for an Amazing Future 2Health News:The Children's Institute Launches The Campaign for an Amazing Future 3Health News:Edwards Lifesciences Announces Schedule of Activities at TCT 2007 2Health News:Edwards Lifesciences Announces Schedule of Activities at TCT 2007 3Health News:Edwards Lifesciences Announces Schedule of Activities at TCT 2007 4Health News:Ohio Delegation Members Urge Colleagues to Vote for Override of SCHIP Veto 2Health News:Ear infection superbug discovered to be resistant to all pediatric antibiotics 2Health News:Ear infection superbug discovered to be resistant to all pediatric antibiotics 3Health News:Ear infection superbug discovered to be resistant to all pediatric antibiotics 4
(Date:8/29/2014)... Diseases largely eradicated in the ... Measles was declared eliminated in 2000, yet the CDC ... 15—the highest incidence in 20 years. In July, ... cough a problem of "epidemic proportions." ... from these preventable diseases—in part because some parents (more ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage will present a ... and New Zealand Forensic Science Society,s 22 nd ... Adelaide, Australia .  Forensic Scientists ... advancements that hyperspectral imaging can bring to examination ... , Director of Product Development at ChemImage, will ...
(Date:8/29/2014)...  In part four of a blog ... as a strategic asset, Mary Baxter, MBA, RPh ... Health,s Innovation Delivery Solutions business, discusses how expanding patient ... and patients. "Every hospital pharmacist knows that ... job in a value-based healthcare world," Baxter says. "For ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 2Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 3ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 3Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 2Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 3Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 4
Inquire...
... serum tube is specially coated with microscopic ... process. Serum / gel tubes contain a ... tube; during centrifugation, this gel forms a ... blood cells. In the primary tube and ...
BD Vacutainer® Plus Plastic Serum Tubes have spray-coated silica and are used for serum determinations in chemistry, serology, and immunohematology....
The inner wall of the tube is coated with spray-dried lithium, ammonium or sodium heparin. These additives are anti-coagulants, which activate anti-thrombins, thus blocking the coagulation cascade of...
Medicine Products: