Women could help protect themselves against breast cancer by boosting their intake of vitamin D, researchers said today.
An active form of the vitamin, called calcitriol, is known to be a potent anti-cancer agent. But UK women may not be getting enough because the best source of vitamin D is exposure to sunlight.
The new research shows that breast tissue contains the enzyme that activates vitamin D and generates calcitriol.
In the absence of sunshine, this defence could be boosted by increasing dietary consumption of vitamin D, say the scientists from the University of Birmingham Due to Birmingham's role as a centre of light engineering, the university traditionally had a special focus on science, engineering and commerce, as well as coal mining. It now teaches a full range of academic subjects and has five-star rating for teaching and research in several and St George's Hospital St George's Hospital, founded in 1733, is a teaching hospital in London, England. It has continuously trained medical students since that date. History
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