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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

Find out more information on deficiency, supplementation, sun exposure, and how vitamin D relates to your health.

New research provides evidence for possible mechanism for vitamin D’s anticancer effects

Recent research published in Tumour Biology has found evidence that vitamin D selectively causes cell death in cancerous cells by interacting with copper ions and producing DNA-damaging free radicals.

Vitamin D has been shown in both in vitro and in vivo studies to have anticancer properties, such as selectively instructing malignant cells to die. Vitamin D deficiency has also been shown to be associated with increased risk of developing certain cancers, such as prostate and colorectal cancers.

However the mechanisms of the anticancer actions of vitamin D at the cellular level have not been fully understood.

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  About: Will Hunter

Will is the Program Associate of the Vitamin D council and works on website administration, content production and editing, and fundraising. He is passionate about nutrition, exercise, and technology and how they relate to health and longevity.