In this study involving 304 subjects diagnosed with colon cancer, those whose blood levels of vitamin D were in the top 25% were twice as likely to survive as those in the lowest 25%.
The authors conclude, "Among patients with colorectal cancer, higher prediagnosis plasma 25(OH)D levels were associated with a significant improvement in overall survival. Further study of the vitamin D pathway and its influence on colorectal carcinogenesis and cancer progression is warranted."
With cancer therapies being toxic and costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, and vitamin D being safe and cheap, I recommend people with cancer take 4,000 units of vitamin D a day now, instead of waiting 20 years for these studies to be done!
"Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin d levels and survival in patients with colorectal cancer," Ng K, Meyerhardt JA, et al, J Clin Oncol, 2008; 26(18): 2984-91
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.