Cervical cancerPrevention

Based on the studies reviewed here, it appears that vitamin D may reduce the risk of cervical cancer, with better effects for nonsmokers than smokers.

Based on results for other cancers, levels above 40 ng/mL (100 nmol/L) range may provide some protection1 2.

Page last edited: 22 August 2011


  1. Lappe, J. M. Travers-Gustafson, D. Davies, K. M. Recker, R. R. Heaney, R. P. Vitamin D and calcium supplementation reduces cancer risk: results of a randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jun; 85 (6): 1586-91.
  2. Grant, W. B. Benefits of vitamin D in reducing the risk of cancer: Time to include vitamin D in cancer treatment?. J Soc Integr Oncol. 2010 Summer; 8 (3): 81-8.