Thyroid Cancer 101: What about Vitamin D and Cancer Risk?
- Low levels of Vitamin D may be a risk factor for thyroid cancer.
- A meta-analysis published in the journal Nutrition of 14 articles.
Researchers found that levels were lower in preoperative thyroid cancer patients vs controls.4. Results from studies examining the association between vitamin D levels and thyroid cancer have been mixed.5. Some studies have suggested a protective effect.6.Other studies have indicated that higher levels of vitamin D are linked to thyroid cancer in patients with lymph node metastases.7.Prospective clinical studies with larger sample sizes may strengthen the evidence.DR.G.