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Susan G Komen funding vitamin D, breast cancer research

Posted on: October 10, 2012   by  Vitamin D Council


Susan G Komen for the Cure is currently funding research investigating the effect of vitamin D and body weight on breast cancer prevention.

Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and colleagues enrolled 218 women in a 12 month nutrition and exercise weight loss program. The participants met regularly with nutritionists and trainers to learn about healthy eating and exercise habits. Participants were randomly assigned to receive either a daily vitamin D supplement (unknown amount) or placebo.

“To our knowledge, there are no prior studies on the effect of vitamin D and weight on breast cancer prevention, and the proposed study is therefore highly novel,” said Dr. McTiernan. “If positive results follow, it can translate into clinical and public health practice, and may provide women and physicians with additional options for reducing risk for breast cancer.”

We will follow the research and report on the findings when they are available.


Susan G Komen for the Cure Puget Sound. Research Programs.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. McTiernan, Guenthoer awarded Komen grants for breast cancer research. May 2012.

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