What Role Can Vitamin D Play in CRC Survival Rate?

Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

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Vitamin D has been tenuously linked to cancer risk and survival, but there remain gaps in knowledge that prevent a definitive connection from being made. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology adds further evidence of the role vitamin D could play in colorectal cancer survival rates, according to a Medscape report.

The study split participants into three tertiles based on vitamin D level. Overall mortality rate was nearly a third lower in the highest tertile than in the lowest.

Though the link between vitamin D and colorectal cancer survival rates is conceivable, researchers are certain more evidence is needed before recommending vitamin D as a regular supplement for colorectal cancer patients.

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