Low Vitamin D Increases Breast Cancer Risk

By Michael A. Smith, MD

October is breast cancer awareness month, an annual campaign designed to increase awareness of the disease.

Although many of the various pink-colored campaigns have done a good job reminding us of the importance of self-screening and early detection methods, very little emphasis has been given to prevention.

This is especially true when it comes to modifiable risk factors – that is, risk factors that can be eliminated through better diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, and even nutritional supplements.

To date, we know that maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, and avoiding alcohol are good ways to protective yourself. But are there any other protective measures we can take? There certainly are.

In fact, new research suggests that low vitamin D may actually increase your risk of breast cancer. As such, optimizing your vitamin D blood level should be a top priority if your goal is to ward off breast cancer and live a long, healthy life.

Want to learn more? Watch the short video below from our own Dr. Michael Smith:



Prasanna said...

Breast Cancer is indeed a increasing with the hectic lifestyle and less intake of healthy food. Nice write up.

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