Researchers stress importance of vitamin D with breast cancer patients - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/9/09

Researchers stress importance of vitamin D with breast cancer patients

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By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Women with breast cancer may want to take vitamin D supplements.  Researchers at the University of Rochester tested the vitamin D levels of 166 breast cancer patients and found a majority 70% had low levels in their blood.  Black and Hispanic women and those with advanced stages of the disease had the lowest levels. 

A vitamin D deficiency can lead to a loss in bone density  and a greater risk of fractures and because chemotherapy accelerates bone loss, doctors say it's especially important for breast cancer patients to boost their intake of vitamin D.

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