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Reduced risk of cancer in vitamin D and calcium supplementation

Those involved in setting health policy for oral vitamin D intake (IOM) have been saying that until there are more randomized controlled trials (RCTs) reporting beneficial effects, they are unwilling to accept other evidence showing beneficial effects of vitamin D for non-skeletal health conditions [Ross, 2011]. To date, we have three RCTs on whether vitamin D plays a role in preventing cancer.

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  About: Dr William Grant

Dr. William Grant is an epidemiologist and founder of the nonprofit organization Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center (SUNARC). He has written over 140 peer-reviewed articles and editorials on vitamin D and health. Dr. Grant is the Science Director of the Vitamin D Council and also serves on their Board. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from UC Berkeley.

2 Responses to Reduced risk of cancer in vitamin D and calcium supplementation

  1. Brant Cebulla says:

    Please check out our detailed summaries on various types of cancer at http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/cancer/

    If you have any questions on the summaries or would like to discuss any of the provided evidence, please use this comment section.

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  2. I currently take 5000IU VitD3 per day, but I do not take Calcium as I do not know what recommended dose is required to take with the Vit D3.
    Grateful for any advice.
    Many thanks
    P.M.Randolph

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