Prostate cancerPrevention

It appears that PCa can be prevented with sufficient amount of vitamin D, starting early in life1 2 3 and continuing through out life4.

Prostate cancer has a long lag time between incidence and detection and death, perhaps as long as 40 years or more.

Page last edited: 24 August 2011


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