Increased Vitamin D Intake Recommended to Reduce Cancer Risks

April 2006
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Apr2006, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p8
This article focuses on the results of a review of observational studies of vitamin D and cancer which concluded that increasing daily intake to 1,000 international units (IU) might reduce the risk of colon, ovarian, breast and possibly prostate cancer, as of April 2006. That is more than the current Institute of Medicine recommendation for vitamin D, which ranges from 200 to 600 IU daily depending on age, though only half the safe upper limit set by the institute.


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