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Role of Vitamin D in prostate cancer unclear - more evidence needed


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Prostate Cancer and Vitamin D: What Does the Evidence Really Suggest?

Urol Clin North Am. 2011 Aug 1;38(3):333-342, CM Barnett, TM Beer


The optimal approach to vitamin D supplementation for the average healthy person is debatable. In patients with cancer, the role of vitamin D supplementation, possibly in treatment, is even less clear. Vitamin D is shown to play a role in prostate cancer biology; however, the clinical data have not consistently demonstrated a link. Additional studies are needed to determine if higher doses of vitamin D supplements could benefit selected populations (ie, the elderly or patients with cancer) even if they may not be beneficial for the general population.

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