High levels of vitamin D may be linked to a lower risk of developing some cancers, a study has found. (March 8, 2018 )
Japanese-based researchers say the vitamin may be particularly effective at protecting against liver cancer.
Vitamin D is known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because our bodies produce it when sunlight falls on our skin. However, it is also present in some foods such as oily fish, eggs, and fortified breakfast cereals. It can also be taken as supplements.
Vitamin D deficiency may cause disorders associated with weak bones. However, some evidence has emerged suggesting that vitamin D may be associated with other diseases, including bowel and lung cancers.
However, associations with other types of cancers, as well as cancers overall, are not well documented.