Vitamin D: High Vitamin D Levels Associated with Improved Lymphoma Survival
Written by Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy, Health Coach - March 21,
Mayo Clinic researchers find an association between higher levels of vitamin D
and greater survival in patients treated for lymphoma.
The National Cancer Institute funded the Iowa/Mayo Clinic Lymphoma Specialized Program of
Research Excellence (SPORE). Researchers measured serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in 374 patients with large
B-cell lymphoma. Lymphoma was studies due to higher incidence of the disease in northern latitudes. People in
northern latitudes have reduced exposure to sunlight which results in lower levels of vitamin D.
Half of the patients were found to have low blood levels of vitamin D. This deficient group had a 1.5
times greater adjusted risk of disease progression and twice the rate of dying over the course of the study
compared to those with optimal vitamin D levels.
Reference Source: Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, December 5-8, 2009.
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Vitamin D plays a role in the regulation of cell growth and death. A deficiency of vitamin D may be
involved in the start of most cancers as well as influencing the outcome of the disease.
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