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HEADLINE STORY: Vitamin D found to protect against the progression of lymphoma

Friday, December 11th, 2009

A Mayo Clinic research team reported this week that lymphoma patients with higher vitamin D levels were much less likely to see the disease progress and may be twice as likely to survive.
2009-12-d-and-lymphoma-copy.jpg“Lead investigator Dr. Matthew Drake of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said the research team tracked 374 patients enrolled in the University of Iowa /Mayo Clinic Lymphoma Specialized Program of Research Excellence, who had been diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma — a cancer of the white blood cells called lymphocytes,” United Press International reported.

“These are some of the strongest findings yet between vitamin D and cancer outcome,” Drake told UPI. “While these findings are very provocative, they are preliminary and need to be validated in other studies.”

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