Higher vitamin D levels are linked to increased cancer survival rates by 52%

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vitamin-D(NaturalHealth365) Cancer rates are more staggering than ever before, with an estimated 1 in 3 Americans likely to be affected. In some countries such as Great Britain, the rate is at 50 percent – half the British population is expected to get cancer at some point in their lives. However, an analysis published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism offers some clues about the risks as well as some solutions that can increase cancer survival rates and recovery dramatically.

This overview of past trials demonstrates that persons with cancers including colorectal, lymphoma and breast experienced dramatically reduced mortality rates if they had optimal serum vitamin D levels versus those with less than ideal levels measured at their diagnosis. This conclusion was based upon an analysis of 25 studies involving 17,332 individual cancer cases.

Vitamin D linked to increased cancer survival rates

The study compared those in the lowest 25 percent in terms of vitamin D levels with those in the highest quartile. It was found that a higher level of vitamin D correlated with a far better likelihood of survival and recovery. The decreases in risk of dying from cancer were as follows for specific cancer types:

• 52% decreased risk for lymphoma
• 45% decreased risk for colorectal cancer
• 37% decreased risk for breast cancer

Researchers concluded that vitamin D levels are connected with a better chance of survival for at least several major cancer types. The data may point to vitamin D playing a role in recovery and survival for other cancer types as well; however, more studies will be required to verify the effects of vitamin D levels for other specific cancer types. At this time, the strongest links were to lymphoma, colorectal cancer and breast cancer.

Sunshine, supplements and diet can fix a lack of vitamin D

The meta-analysis from this research showed a 4 percent reduction in death rates for every 4 ng/mL increase in vitamin D levels. While optimal serum levels of vitamin D are in the range of 50 to 80 ng/mL, typical vitamin D levels in people who do not take a supplement tend to be below 13 ng/mL.

Increasing vitamin D intake with a supplement totaling 5,000 to 8,000 IU per day is often effective in reaching the optimal levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream. Getting a daily dose of sunshine is also effective in raising vitamin D levels and could explain why cancer rates are so high in Britain, where the climate tends to be cloudy and rainy much of the year.

Foods that can assist in increasing vitamin D levels include oily fish, fish oil, mushrooms, eggs, dairy and tofu. Check with your doctor to see if you are suffering from a lack of vitamin D, and take positive action if you are. Your life could depend on it.

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  • Larry Kaufman

    There are quite a few ways to get vitamin D into our system. It is remarkable the number one way through the sun has just about been banned.

  • Gegory Imas

    Since we have been lathered up in suntan creams, sprays and lotions the rate of this disease has gone up. This is not a coincident.

  • Herman R

    I am going to add more fish and tofu to my diet. I already eat lots of mushrooms. Where I live it is hard to get sun year round. This may be the next best thing to do.

  • shotofhealth

    Great article, thanks Dena! Also to remember that if you are supplementing with Vitamin D that you need Vitamin K2 as well.

  • SATX

    Get direct sun exposure during mid-day without sunscreens. That’s the best way to get vitamin D!

    • John Carter

      Sunshine produces Vitamin D2 on the skin, it best not to shower immediately…ie, if at the beach, because it washes off. Allow it to sit and be absorbed.
      The body will then convert the D3 into D3 which is what is in most supplements.
      By the way, when you say you can’t tolerate the supplement, do you mean D3 or D2 as both are available as suplement (D3 is best)

  • Lee

    Hi John,
    These observations are intriguing, and I’d like to know more. Did you adopt most of your comments from the Malcolm Kendrich book? If so, it sounds like an important resource.

    I ask this because I’m well aware that much of so-called science has been sold out to vested interests. So what I want to know is if Kendrich is able to explain how the body works, so as to lend understanding to why conclusions that “science” puts forth actually lean in the direction of the preposterous.

    Additionally, how would an ordinary person be able to test the DNA response as it relates to immunity, so as to know the proper dose of a supplement? Thanks.

  • nick

    Hi john my name is Nick you are 100% correct WE ARE SISTEMATICALY SLOWLY KILED AND THE PEOPLE HAS NO CLUE I live in central America the last 18 years Our son died of cancer at age 19 now my wife has pancreatic cancerI WOULD LIKE TO CHAT WIT YOU SOME TIME ]Nick

  • John Carter

    I am open minded but not convinced.

    quote “pain level drop from a 10 to a 1 in less than an hour after taking an
    optimal dose of D3 and optimal dose of any combination of another
    nutrient after testing the DNA response, YOU would become a believer
    like me! Then you see a cytomegalovirus leave a person’s body within a
    day, all gone, from measuring the DNA / immune activity from taking an
    optimal dose of nutrients in the right combination,”
    Would love to know more about this…. yes I have a family member who has pain and is stage IV… So lets try this?