Vitamin D Might Be Able to Slash Your Breast Cancer Risk by 90 Percent
All women over 20 years of age should take a certain amount of vitamin D daily to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, experts say. Professor Kifa Mokbel says that taking this vitamin will save at least 1000 lives a year.
He has already begun to give his patients pills, but he thinks that all women should take them – even those who are not diagnosed with cancer.
– I invite all women older than 20 years to start taking vitamin D because it is effective in preventing breast cancer and fighting it. It is already known in science that women who have more vitamin D in the body have greater chances to fight breast cancer and prevent its development – said Professor Mokbel.
In the United Kingdom alone, 50,000 women suffer from breast cancer annually, and the disease per year carries 12,000 lives.
It is estimated that about 1000 lives a year could be saved if women take vitamin D. Vitamin D is best known for helping to preserve bones.
But scientists have found it important for both the immune system and the cell division, and both are important in the fight against cancer. Most patients of Professor Mokbel did not have enough vitamin D in the body.
– I give vitamin D to all my patients, because of the higher the level of vitamin D, the greater the protection from breast cancer. Vitamin D stimulates cancer cells to change into normal cells and strengthen the immune system. In addition, it also accelerates the death of cancer cells – says the professor.
However, Jessica Kirby, who works on a cancer research institute, disagrees with Mockbell.
“Many studies have been done on how vitamin D affects breast cancer and it turned out that vitamin D levels in humans did not affect the reduction or increase in the risk of developing breast cancer,” she said.
Vitamin D is known for protecting older people from osteoporosis. But he also works well with professional players. Scientists have screamed that ballet stars could jump as much as 3 centimeters more after taking vitamin D for several months. He strengthened both the strength of the leg and reduced the risk of injury, a hard study carried out by members of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.
“And we thought the muscles would be stronger, but the results left us without a word,” said rheumatologist Dr. Roger Volman.