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nightsurfer on 2009-09-19A prospective nested case-control study of vitamin D status and pancreatic cancer risk in male smokers.
Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ, Vieth R, Azad A, Pietinen P, Taylor PR, Virtamo J, Albanes D.
Cancer Res. 2006 Oct 15;66(20):10213-9.
Contrary to expectations, subjects with higher prediagnostic vitamin D status had an increased pancreatic cancer risk compared with those with lower status. Our findings need to be replicated in other populations and caution is warranted in their interpretation and implication. Our results are intriguing and may provide clues that further the understanding of the etiology of this highly fatal cancer.