Vitamin D could prevent 30,000 cancer deaths annually, flags German study

Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have revealed that vitamin D supplementation could be a simple and inexpensive way to reduce cancer mortality while saving millions in healthcare costs.

Researchers calculated that up to 30,000 cancer deaths and €254 million (US$307 million) in healthcare spending per year could possibly be avoided if those over the age of 50 in Germany were to take vitamin D supplements of 1,000 IU daily.

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