When researchers in Scotland measured the vitamin blood levels of people with colon cancer, they found that one vitamin in particular reduced their risk of dying by 50 percent.
In this study, people possessing the top levels of vitamin D in their bodies had half the risk of succumbing to cancer compared to other folks in the research.
People with stage 2 cancer enjoyed the greatest benefit of vitamin D. The study showed that 75 percent of people with the most vitamin D were still living after five years. Only about 30 percent of those with the lowest levels survived that long.
The results show that vitamin D is associated with a much better chance of cancer survival, although the nature of this relationship is not clear from this study.