Vitamin D is a nutrient found in some foods that is needed for health and to maintain strong bones. Find out how much vitamin D you need each day.
Review Date: December 28, 2014
NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS
Research suggests that women with low levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of breast cancer. Vitamin D may play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing.
Review Date: December 01, 2014
The sun, our primary source of vitamin D, helps us absorb calcium for stronger bones. But it doesn't take much time in the sun for most people to get the vitamin D they need. Repeated, unprotected exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can cause skin damage, eye damage, immune system suppression, and skin cancer.
Review Date: January 29, 2013
The Nemours Foundation
Learn about research that suggests vitamin D may provide some protection against colorectal and possibly other cancers.
Review Date: June 01, 2015
NIH National Cancer Institute