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Vitamin D protects against colon cancer

28th January 2010

A report published in the British Medical Journal has indicated that vitamin D can protect against cancer of the colon.

The vitamin, often referred to as ‘sunshine vitamin’ is at the centre of research that shows that people with high levels of it in their blood are 40% less likely to develop the cancer. Researchers made the discovery after profiling the health of more than 520,000 participants. Vitamin D is mainly derived from sunshine, but is also present from nutritional supplements or from eating oily fish.


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Article Information

Title: Vitamin D protects against colon cancer
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 13914
Date Added: 28th Jan 2010


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