Prostate Cancer and Vitamin D: What Does the Evidence Really Suggest
Urologic Clinics of North America, 08/15/2011
Barnett CM et al. – The optimal approach to vitamin D supplementation for the average healthy person is debatable. In patients with cancer, the role of vitamin D supplementation, possibly in treatment, is even less clear. Vitamin D is shown to play a role in prostate cancer biology; however, the clinical data have not consistently demonstrated a link. Additional studies are needed to determine if higher doses of vitamin D supplements could benefit selected populations (ie, the elderly or patients with cancer) even if they may not be beneficial for the general population.