In a review of 17 studies, people low in vitamin D had a 31% higher risk of colon cancer compared with those at recommended levels. And supplements haven’t proved to help, researchers say.
U.S. Dietary Guidelines suggest focusing on food sources (fortified dairy, salmon, tuna, eggs). And because your skin makes D when exposed to sunshine, getting 5 to 30 minutes twice a week may help too.
Source: Consumer Reports on Health October 2018 Journal of the National Cancer Institute, June 14, 2018
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