Vitamin D may reduce ovarian cancer’s ability to spread to other organs

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Vitamin D kept ovarian cancer cells from spreading to other major organs, according to a laboratory study.


(Allana Akhtar/ Insider) — Vitamin D helped cells outside major organs ward off ovarian cancer cells in a Japanese university lab.

Researchers at Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan found vitamin D counteracted a process ovarian cancer cells use to spread into different organs.

Dr. William Dahut, chief scientific officer for the American Cancer Society, said studies targeting this process “have been disappointing in the clinic.”

“Research such as this can potentially lay the foundation for future clinical research,” Dahut said. (…)

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