Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lower Vitamin D Level Associated with Aggressive Breast Cancer

Overview of calcium regulation (See Wikipedia:... Recently there has been a lot of interest in the vitamin level in body and association of different diseases. Some study link lower level to diseases like; heart diseases, breast cancer, diabetes, Asthma, Osteoporosis Alzheimer’s disease and some other cancers.
In breast cancer proper researchers have seen that there is a clear link between lower level of vitamin D and aggressive disease. Most commonly associated is the triple negative breast cancer; those are negative for estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and epidermal growth factor (HER2).
There is less targeted approach to combat this cancer in form of neo-adjuvant therapy; those are possible with breast cancers positive for receptors. Metastasis is more often seen in triple negative breast cancers.
There is no clear cut opinion in the medical fraternity whether to supplement it or not. But, it sounds reasonable to have normal level either naturally or from supplementation.
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