Is low vitamin d a result of cancer?

No. Low vitamin d levels are not caused by cancer. We get vitamin d from diet and from sun exposure. Use of sun screens or avoiding sun cuts down on vitamin d production, and if the diet doesn't have enough, vitamin d deficiency can occur. This is a very common issue. The level needed to prevent osteoporosis is higher than we used to think, so what used to be called normal is now low.
Not Typically. Low vitamin d concentrations are associated with poor vitamin d intake - from diet (mostly fortified milk) and supplements (usually multivitamins) and low sun exposure (10-15 min of sensible sun exposure without sunscreen in summer months). Since vitamin d primarily circulates as a hormone bound to proteins in some cases chronic illnesses can be associated with deficiency due to low amounts of binding protein.

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Why are people with low cholesterol more likely to get cancer than people with higher cholesterol? Is this related to their vitamin d levels?

Statistical fluke. Healthy people with low cholesterol don't get more cancer. This is a statistical fluke of some studies. In some studies, people with low cholesterol or vit d have an occult cancer, or are smokers, or are too skinny (due to their illness), and then these people tend to show more cancers later. Statistical associations can be misleading and do not prove cause-effect. Read more...

I have low vitamin d and looks like Synthroid was not converting so I am now on armour is this as good to suppress cancer as synthroid? I'm 218lbs

Cancer? You are talking about hypovitaminosis d (very common), hypothyroidism (very common) and then cancer. I'm not sure if you have/had thryoid cancer or where that is coming from. Too many queries with too little information to say anything... Read more...

My Vitamin-D is 4 ng/ml. The reference range is more than 30 ng/ml. What are the causes of vitamin-D deficiency? Is low vitamin-D related to cancer?

Can take Vit-D supp. 19y/o Male w low vit D 4ng/ml (30-100) asks What are the causes of VitD deficiency? Is low Vit D related to cancer? Causes many: Diet esp Vegies only diet. One needs Animal base foods like Fish/Fish Oil/Egg yolk/cheese/Beef liver. Poor Digestive Absorption eg Chron's dis. Obesity; cos Fat cells absorb the Vit D from one's blood. Lack of Sunlight exposure.One Can take Vit D supplement Yes cancer re. Read more...

Does low vitamins d really cause breast cancer I'm scared I have low vitamin d?

Take vitamin D. Low vitamin D does not cause cancer. However, for your bone health, you should take about 2000 units of vitamin D3 daily. You can get it at drug store, Walmart or Costco. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Read more...

Sed rate 30 suppose to be under 20. Crp normal. All CBC and metabolic panel fine. Little low on vitamin d. Cancer? Mid back pain

Cancer? It is very unlikely that you have any type of cancer with the information you provided. Your primary physician needs to find out cause of back pain likely it is mechanical back pain. Is there a strong family history of cancer in your family? Read more...

What are tell tell signs of lung cancer? I have coughed up blood, I have been having upper/middle back pain, and when I went to the doctor they said I had low vitamin d I just wanted a second opinion on what these symptoms might be.

Weight . Weight loss, spitting up blood, lack of appetite and energy along with abnormal cxr or ct chest (spot of chesr x ray or ct chest) are all suggestive of cancer. Sometimes coughing too hard/bronchitis can lead to blood in sputum as well besides lung cancer. Read more...
The . The ways to identify someone with lung cancer are dependent as to whether they are found by screening or symptoms. The major symptoms associated with lung cancer are cough, with or without blood (hemoptysis), chest pain, shortness of breath, and weight loss. Read more...

Can vitamin d cure cancer?

Vitamin D. Nope. But vitamin d very well may help prevent cancer from developing. Why vitamin d is so important is still be understood by western medicine. We don't know how it works but we do know that it is vital for health and disease prevention. Read more...
Vit D and Cancer. In a word, no. But some studies suggest that vitamin d may lower the risk some cancers, such as colorectal cancers, and my enhance the effectiveness of some chemotherapeutic drugs. Read more...
Can help, not cure. Research suggests having good vit d levels significantly reduces risk of many cancers and cancer patients with high levels of d live longer- see http://sciencenordic.Com/cancer-patients-high-vitamin-d-levels-live-longer vit d kills some cancer cells in vitro. It's possible that d may prevent some cancers by curing them when still microscopic, but it does not "cure" advanced cancer. See comment:. Read more...
See my blog. I wrote a blog on vitamin d as it relates to breast cancer, but it's also true for other cancers. It can be found at mdprevent.Blogspot.Com. Read more...