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January 17, 2017

Colon. Ovarian. Endometrial. Prostate. Breast. What do these have in common? They are at risk to cancer, and vitamin D levels impact their risks differently.

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers nutritional tips to our Fort Wayne chiropractic care patients in hopes to keeping them healthy. In December 2016 alone, many articles in a variety of peer-reviewed and well-respected journals were published regarding cancer prevention and vitamin D. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc finds this interesting and worthy of more consideration.

One article points to the likely reason for all this attention on vitamin D: Being deficient in vitamin D is related to increased risk of cancer, autoimmune disease, inflammation, infection, cardiovascular disease and metabolic disease and bone and mineral disorders. (Wow! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc sees those as reasons enough to evaluate your vitamin D levels!)  The vitamin D receptor keeps the intestinal system in balance and protects against inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer. (1) Vitamin D is a wonder our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients need to check out!

More specifically, vitamin D appears to reduce the risk of cancer. In the world of breast cancer, triple-negative breast cancer is one of the least responsive to treatment types with a high rate of relapse. Early prevention of this cancer is important, and vitamin D compounds are reported to be potential preventive agents to inhibit this form of breast cancer by regulating the cancer stem cells and differentiation. (2) Sadly an adequate vitamin D level, as good as it is in preventing cancers and hypertension and osteoporosis for women, doesn’t appear to be as effective for ovarian and endometrial cancers. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc encourages our Fort Wayne female patients to study their overall lifestyle approach which can include vitamin D supplementation to keep their cancer risk as low as possible.

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc views keeping the cancer risk low overall and the risk of more aggressive forms down as quite important when caring for our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients' overall health.  That’s where vitamin D comes in again. Vitamin D appears to be preventive of more advanced or aggressive forms of cancer. Vitamin D3 supplementation taken in hopes of preventing advanced colorectal adenomas varies by vitamin D receptor genotype in one study. Risk was reduced by 64% in AA genotype persons (26% of study participants) and by 41% in persons with 1 or 2 G alleles (74% of study participants). The effect of Vitamin D3 supplementation on overall adenoma risk is not presented in this study. (4)  (Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows these terms aren’t normal Fort Wayne chiropractic terms.)  Further, aggressive prostate cancer risk is high in African American men. Researchers suggest that may be due to low levels of serum vitamin D as their study found that vitamin D deficiency significantly increased the risk of aggressive prostate cancer disease. They also suggest future study of genetics to figure out this puzzling statistic. (5) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc notices that every research finding leads to another question to keep the scientists busy and our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients turning to Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc for the latest news!

Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today to get more information about vitamin D, check your levels and investigate your options to up your vitamin D levels and make them as cancer preventive as possible.