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Study Shows Higher Levels of Vitamin D Reduces the Chances of Kidney Cancer

A new study has revealed that higher levels of Vitamin D can help in reducing the overall
likelihood of kidney cancer.

A new study data reveals that higher levels of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations have been known to be associated with delivering the lower risk of developing RCC –Renal Cell Carcinoma.

The given data has been obtained from a series of studies in which the researchers based in China have compared as many as 135 new diagnosis or cases of Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) with all the 135 controls matched by sex & age.

The Study Involving 25 (OH) D

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In the given cases, the average plasma levels of 25 OH D -25-hydroxyvitamin D were observed to be significantly low. The given data was presented in comparison to the one with proper controls. The reports of the given study were submitted in the famous journal “International Brazilian Journal of Urology” by Fei Li –Managing Director of Nanfang Hospital and his colleagues in China.

In comparison to the patients having the overall levels of 25 (OH) D or 25-hydroxyvitamin D quite below 20 ng/mL along with the patients having the 25 (OH) D levels around 20-19.9 ng/mL and even 30ng/mL or above, were known to have as much as 50 percent or 70 percent reduced risks of developing RCC. This was achieved after adjusting the factors like sex, age, the season of blood draw, BMI (Body Mass Index), history of smoking, alcohol consumption, diabetes, and hypertension.

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Moreover, the addition of around 10 ng/mL each in given 25 (OH) D levels was observed to be associated with as much as 13 percent decrease in the overall chances of developing Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC).

Results of the Study

The controls and cases in the given study belonged to the age group of around 52.3 & 53.7 years, respectively. The given groups were observed to have not differentiated significantly with respect to the factors like smoking, the presence of diabetes, alcohol consumption, and hypertension.

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Out of the given cases & controls, around 45.9 percent & 30.4 percent had a deficiency of Vitamin D – having the level of 25 (OH) D below 20 ng/mL.

As per the reports of the study, it can be observed that regulated intake of vitamin D can help in reducing the overall risks of developing kidney cancer or RCC.

Source: Cancer.gov | dana-farber.org

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