Study: Low levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of developing cancer

Several Spanish research institutes and universities have collaborated in this study, including the Human Nutrition Unit at the University of Valencia and the Institute for Biomedical Research in Malaga (IBIMA), according to Agerpres.

For this study, the authors used epidemiological research that assesses the association of low levels of vitamin D and colorectal cancer among several populations around the world.

Half of the patients studied were from the United States and a third were European citizens, and the study period of the participants ranged “between 4 and 20 years”.

Other additional analyzes were performed to validate the conclusions obtained.

The investigation concluded that vitamin D may play a chemo-protective role in the malignant transformation of colorectal cancer and / or in the progression of this type of cancer.

“This study lays the groundwork for further efforts in the future to determine, through other studies, the possible mechanisms involved in the development of colorectal cancer in association with low vitamin D levels,” said Jordi Salas-Salvadó, head of the Unit. of Human Nutrition at the University of Valencia.

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