Researchers suggest that a higher vitamin D level could protect against cancer.
The results of the study — which is one of the first to investigate the link between vitamin Dlevels and cancer risk in an Asian population — were recently published in The BMJ.
The research was conducted by Taiki Yamaji, of the Center for Public Health Sciences of the National Cancer Center in Japan, and her colleagues.
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for our bodies. It not only helps to maintain calcium levels for good bone health; it also plays significant roles in immune system functioning, neuronal communication, and muscle functioning.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) say that adults should aim to get around 600 International Units of vitamin D every day.
The body’s main source of vitamin D is sunlight, which is why it is often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin.” We can also get vitamin D from certain foods, including salmon, tuna, and cheese, as well as from dietary supplements, which are available to purchase online.