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Vitamin D & Lung Cancer

Posted: 03.3.2014

Lung cancer is a leading cause of death in women.  Recent evidence suggests there may be an association between vitamin D intake and lower risk of lung cancer in women who have never smoked.  Those women who got at least 400 IU of vitamin D a day (from food and supplements combined) had a 45% reduction in lung cancer risk compared to those who consumed less than 100 IU per day.  The risk reduction was even greater, 65%, among the never-smokers who got 800 IU a day.  Researchers saw no such link in former or current smokers.

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