Weekly Health Tips
Vitamin D & Lung Cancer
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.