A new study showed that Vitamin D might be linked to bladder cancer. Once a person is exposed to the sun they start to produce vitamin D which is known for having an important role in strengthening our bones. This vitamin can also be taken from different foods like eggs and fish. Despite the fact that you can get this vitamin from food, it might not be enough.
Many previous studies showed a link between low levels of vitamin D and health problems. This study wanted to see if there was a link between bladder cancer and low levels of vitamin D. In order to conduct this study, researchers analyzed 7 previous studies. Those studies had from 112 up to 1125 volunteers. From those seven studies, 5 of them showed that there low levels of Vitamin D can increase the risk of bladder cancer.
In order to prove this, the researchers made another experiment. They looked at bladder cells to see how they respond to vitamin D. They discovered that these cells respond very fast to this vitamin and this can increase the immune response. Bladder cancer and other types of cancer can be avoided if the immune system is strong enough to fight them.
“As vitamin D is cheap and safe, its potential use in cancer prevention is exciting and could potentially impact on the lives of many people,” said the author of the study, Dr. Bland
Along with this study, six out of eight studies showed that vitamin D is important to our immune system and that low levels of this vitamin can increase the risk of developing bladder cancer. If these studies are true then people might have found a way to avoid cancer and improve their immune system. They will just have to maintain their levels of vitamin D to normal so that they can avoid any health problems.
This can prevent a lot of health issues including cognitive impairment and cardiovascular disease which were also linked to a low level of vitamin D. Maybe people should listen to their doctors when they advise them to take more vitamins.
What is your opinion about this study? Do you think that there is a connection between vitamin D and bladder cancer?
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