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Fitter People Have Greatly Reduced Chance Of Developing Lung And Colorectal Cancers, Says New Study

A new study has shown that a higher level of fitness is associated with a dramatic reduction in risk of developing lung and colorectal cancers. Photo credit: Getty royalty-free. Getty We all know that being physically fit reduces the risk of numerous diseases including heart disease, obesity and various types of cancer, but new work done… Read More »

Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer

A new study concludes that high doses of vitamin D may help hinder the growth of advanced colorectal cancer in combination with chemotherapy. A new study concludes that vitamin D might help slow bowel cancer progression. A clinical trial called SUNSHINE has found that large doses of vitamin D could significantly slow down the progression… Read More »

High-dose vitamin D shows benefit in patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Results of a small clinical trial suggest that supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D may benefit patients with metastatic colorectal cancer by delaying progression of the disease, say scientists from Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Prompted by the “very encouraging” results of the Sunshine clinical trial, the potential benefits of vitamin D supplementation in metastatic… Read More »