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American women of African ancestry are more likely than European Americans to have estrogen receptor (ER) negative breast cancer.
The indication that vitamin D and its derivatives have a protective effect against various types of cancer is not new.
Researchers have linked a variant in the vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) with the onset of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Caucasian men.
For years, scientists have thought of DNA as a passive blueprint capable only of producing specific proteins through RNA transcription.
Vitamin D insufficiency is a risk factor for a number of diseases and thus, is a growing concern worldwide, as approximately one billion people may be vitamin D deficient.
Vitamin D surfaces as a news topic every few months.
As much as half the worldâ€™s population has less than adequate immune systems where their killer T cells cannot fight infection properly, and scientists find that vitamin D is a vital key to keeping their defenses up.
A form of vitamin D could be one of our body's main protections against damage from low levels of radiation.