Vitamin D and Prostate

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Vitamin D status is inversely associated with prostate cancer risk, according to a study from the Epidemiology and Statistics Research Center in Paris, France. Vitamin D status was assessed in a group of 129 men diagnosed with prostate cancer and 167 matched healthy controls. Results showed that as vitamin D status increased, the risk for prostate cancer decreased. No association was noted with parathyroid hormone (PTH) concentrations.

Deschasaux M, Souberbielle J, Latino-Martel P, et al: A prospective study of 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and prostate cancer risk. British Journal of Nutrition 2015; November 16th.

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