The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Vitamin D and the risk of prostate cancer

    Researchers in the UK and Belgium reviewed the evidence.

    First, the details.

    • 25 studies were included.
    • Data were combined for a meta-analysis.

    And, the results.

    • There was no significant relationship between vitamin D intake, 25(OH)D, or 1,25(OH)2D and the risk of prostate cancer and the subcategory of aggressive prostate cancer.

    The bottom line?

    The authors concluded, “Published literature provides little evidence to support a major role of vitamin D in preventing prostate cancer or its progression.”

    In a broader review, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in Seattle, Washington, reported, “There were no associations of any nutrient or supplement (including vitamin D) with prostate cancer risk overall.”

    2/16/11 21:14 JR

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