Vitamin D Deficiency Makes Breast Cancer More Aggressive, Deadly

May 16, 2008

A new study has shown that vitamin D deficiencies have a major impact on the aggressiveness of breast cancer.  Research has shown that vitamin D deficiency can greatly increase your risk of dying from breast cancer...New York (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that vitamin D deficiencies have a major impact on the aggressiveness of breast cancer.

Research has shown that vitamin D deficiency can greatly increase your risk of dying from breast cancer.

The study will be presented at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology set for May and was carried out by researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

They looked at over 500 women who were diagnosed with breast cancer at University of Toronto hospitals between 1989 and 1995.

Out of all of the women, 75% of them had a vitamin D deficiency.

They discovered that the deficiency led to a 98% increased risk of the cancer spreading through the body, as well as a 75% increased risk of dying from breast cancer.

This is the first time vitamin D has been directly linked to the progression and aggressive nature of breast cancer.


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