Bioscience

Vitamin D reduces cancer risk

September 15, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: KVOA] – Researchers like Beth Jacobs at the Arizona Cancer Center say even though Arizonans get plenty of sun, their Vitamin D levels are surprising low. And that’s a problem when it comes to reducing cancer risks.

“75 percent of Tucsonans are actually below the target levels that we want them to be at and part of that is because of the ethnic make of Tucson,”said Dr. Beth Jacobs.

Researchers at the Arizona Cancer Center said part of the study is testing the effectiveness of Vitamin D supplements.

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