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Articles April 2010 Issue

Vitamin D Linked to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

The largest study of its kind to date may tip the scales on the controversial question of whether higher vitamin D levels are associated with reduced risk for colorectal cancer. Researchers drawing on data on more than a half-million participants in the European Prospec - tive Investigation into Cancer (EPIC) study concluded that people with the highest blood levels of vitamin D were up to 40% less likely to develop colo - rectal cancer compared to those with the lowest levels.

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