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What the VITAL Study Found
2-3 years ago there were a couple of research studies published called the VITAL study which looked at the the affect of Vitamin D and Omega-3’s on almost 26,000 men and women over 50. All were free from cancer and cardiovascular disease at the start of the study which ran from 2011 until the end of 2017.
The men and women in the study were randomly assigned to different groups – Omega-3 + Vitamin D, Omega-3, Vitamin D, and placebos. There were some interesting Vitamin D related results in the original study’s analysis that showed a small difference in the Vitamin D group having to do with metastatic and fatal cancers.
A group went back last year to do a secondary analysis on that same group of Vitamin D vs placebo participants. What they found was a significant difference between the Vitamin D and placebo in the normal BMI (Body Mass Index) group but not so much in the overweight group.
Makes me think that staying at a healthy weight and taking Vitamin D is a pretty good way to increase your odds of not developing metastatic and fatal cancer. Listen in to learn more…
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