A new study which was recently conducted by Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) researchers has confirmed that a vitamin D deficiency is responsible for increasing the aggressiveness of colon cancer.
The concept of vitamin D and its derivatives having a protective effect against cancer of different kinds is hardly new. Precious research and studies into colon cancer have shown that cholecalciferol or vitamin D3, and its derivatives, inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
VHIO researchers collaborated with the Alberto Sols Institute of Biomedical Research (CSIC-UAB) and discovered that vitamin D plays a pivotal role in slowing down the transformation of colon cancer cells. The results of the study will be published in PLoS One.