Vitamin D deficiency is enough to instigate the spread of Breast Cancer

Lack of vitamin D causes greater expression of the gene ID1, experts say

…get some sun.  It is good for you. You’ll also get a great tan
That gene is linked to tumor growth and breast cancer metastasis
 Vitamin D deficiency is enough to instigate the spread of the disease and also significantly accelerate tumor progression,’ says expert
A lack of the sunshine vitamin causes breast cancer tumors to grow faster and spread, a new study today revealed. Vitamin D is mainly made from sunlight on our skin but can be found in a small number of foods such as oily fish like salmon, sardines and mackerel, eggs and fortified fat spreads and breakfast cereals.
The Stanford University School of Medicine study highlights a direct link between circulating vitamin D levels and the expression of a gene called ID1, known to be associated with tumor growth and breast cancer metastasis.

 

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