Vitamin D3 Prevents Calcium-Induced Progression of Early-Stage Prostate Tumors

Bernichtein, S. et al. Cancer Research. Published online: 15 January 2017

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Active surveillance has emerged as an alternative to immediate treatment for men with low-risk prostate cancer. Accordingly, identification of environmental factors that facilitate progression to more aggressive stages is critical for disease prevention. Although calcium-enriched diets have been speculated to increase prostate cancer risk, their impact on early-stage tumors remains unexplored. In this study, we addressed this issue with a large interventional animal study.

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