Vitamin D is a known ally for many body problems. Being very important in the diet of future mothers, the vitamin D can also become a valuable way of preventing the risk of getting colon cancer.
The persons having high concentration of vitamin D in the blood presents a 40% lower risk of getting colorectal cancer. This might mean that vitamin D is synthesized naturally in the body as a consequence of sun exposure but that it may also come from a number of foods we normally eat.
It has a very important role in process of bone solidification favoring the fixation of calcium.
There were studies that have suggested a possible link between colorectal cancer and the lack of vitamin D but such an association could not be certified because the authors had only too little information on the European population.
After a thorough analysis was done on the 1248 patients diagnosed with colon cancer, the analysis of these patients was compared to the ones from a group of healthy persons.
It is yet to establish if obtaining an increased concentration of vitamin D in the blood stream with the help of supplements or of vitamin D.
Enriched food may offer a better solution than a balanced diet combined with a regular moderate sun exposure. Still the theory seems to be supported by the fact that the healthy persons group was presenting a higher level of vitamin D than the cancer patients.
The recent studies could not answer these questions. Before recommending the intake of food supplements the doctors must perform thorough tests in order to see if an increase in the vitamin D concentration within the blood stream can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. These must be done to prevent any undesirable secondary effects.
In a world in which the concern for general health might find help in the most simple and available aspects of our daily life routine, vitamin D can become a viable helping hand in preventing cancer and everything that comes with it .
The general doctor recommendation for preventing cancer is giving up smoking, practicing regular exercise and losing the additional weight as well as limiting the alcohol intake and the red meat consumption.
Still the new cancer preventing strategies support the theory that preventing cancer is directly linked to the way the body evolves during its life. We are conditioned by the food we consumes, the amount of rest and physical activity we do and the lifestyle we chose.
Under these conditions, a key nutrition element like vitamin D can prove that our body responds to the most peculiar ways of treatment and its fragility can be fought with the right choices we take in life.