Researches have suggested that the levels of vitamin D and breast cancer are not directly related to each other, but even without a direct connection, both reasons and consequences of certain vitamin D levels can affect the woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.
Women who have lower levels of vitamin D tend to gain the characteristics that increase breast cancer risk. Such characteristics as:
1) Vitamin D plays an important role in controlling normal breast cell growth, it stops breast cancer cells from growing, in order to regulate the cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis on a normal basis. Therefore, high levels of vitamin D might prevent the attack of cancer on your breasts.
2) If you are an inactive woman, and you do not get enough sunlight exposure then you prohibit yourself from sunlight benefits, at that moment, you are giving the cancer a chance to attack your body, while these factors could be the main originators of low vitamin D levels.
Also women with higher vitamin D levels are less likely to die from breast cancer, and less likely to get other or larger tumors in their bodies. To know more about breast tumors, you can check our Benign Breast Conditions’ section.
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