Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment

Vitamin D may slow prostate cancer growth

Category: Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment

New research suggests that maintaining high levels of vitamin D may help slow the spread of prostate cancer. Individuals who have been diagnosed with low-grade tumors may want consider lab testing to check their levels of this important nutrient.

In the study, researchers from the Medical University in South Carolina tracked the health of nearly 100 men who were diagnosed with non-invasive forms of prostate cancer. These patients are often advised to simply have a doctor monitor their condition. During this period of active surveillance, the researchers administered vitamin D supplements to a portion of the participants.

The results showed that the men who received the nutritional supplements were significantly less likely to have their condition progress to a more serious stage than those who did not boost their vitamin D levels.

More research may be needed to understand the reasons for the correlation, the researchers said. But in the meantime, men with low-grade prostate cancer have little to lose from vitamin D supplementation. The study observed no negative side effects associated with supplementation.

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top