Can Vitamin D Protect Against Bladder Cancer? Research published last month in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute concluded that high levels of vitamin D are associated with protection against bladder cancer. In the study samples of blood were taken from over 2,000 people including some with bladder cancer and some without (controls) from 18 Spanish hospitals.  They concluded “We have seen that those subjects with the highest level of 25(OH)D3. a stable form of vitamin D in the blood, are those who showed the lowest risk of suffering bladder cancer. These results indicate that high levels of this vitamin are associated with protection from the illness, or similarly, that low levels are associated with a higher risk of suffering from it.”  The researcher further said ” We have also shown, using in vitro molecular analysis, that vitamin D regulates the expression of a protein–FGFR3—that takes part in the development of bladder cancer.”  Protective effects were   more obvious in patients with more aggressive cancers. and  an increase in  dietary  or supplement intake of the vitamin or from controlled sun exposure might be beneficial for prevention and treatment of bladder cancer. Tags: , , , This entry was posted on Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 9:00 am and is filed under Cancer, research, supplements. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed. Comments are closed.