Preserving the anti-cancer effects of vitamin D
Doctors said that vitamin D has anti-tumor effects, but an enzyme in those with aggressive forms of lung cancer destroys vitamin D.

In one study, researchers compared lung-cancer tissue and healthy tissue from 86 participants and found far greater levels of the destructive enzyme in the cancer tissue.

Five years later, those with the highest enzyme levels were half as likely to have survived compared to those with the lowest enzyme levels. Doctors are hoping to find a way to block the destructive enzyme and combine this treatment with vitamin D, to optimize and preserve the anti-cancer effects of vitamin D.

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