MediTest
27 Apr 2018
Author
garcia
Title

Vitamin D hope in prostate cancer

Body

Vitamin D is an effective treatment for prostate cancer in some patients, a UK study suggests. A once daily dose reduced PSA level - an indicator of severity of disease - by as much as half in 20% of patients. There has been much interest in vitamin D in prostate cancer after studies linking risk of the disease to sunlight exposure, the researchers said. One expert agreed the findings were encouraging but said it needed to be tested in a bigger population.

Comments

Red

"It's very interesting - there has been no significant trial of vitamin D"...

I personally find this more irritating than interesting! I guess it's not all that surprising either. Today there was a big announcement for another drug that helps reduce chances of prostate cancer. I'm guessing vit d beats it hands down, but "interestingly" nobody is funding a large study on vit d... Oh well, luckily there's no rx required...

Thanks for posting this, Garcia!

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Red

P.S. Vit d seems to also work well for bph symptoms. My dad, uncle and father of a friend all reported pretty much total elimination of symptoms in only a couple months use of higher dose vit d (5000iu and up). They are happily spreading the word among the shuffleboard set...

Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-