Risk Of Melanoma Can Be Reduced By The Combination of Vitamin D & Calcium In Some Women!
A recent study conducted by a group of researchers led by Jean Tang from the Stanford University School of Medicine has shown that vitamin D and calcium taken in combination can reduce the chances of developing melanoma by women who are at a higher risk of getting it.
For the study, women with a history of non-melanoma skin cancers such as squamous cell cancer or basal cell cancer were recruited. Non-melanoma skin cancers come under the category of non-fatal diseases, but people who had a history of these are more prone to develop melanoma, a fatal skin cancer.
Through this study, it was found that women who suffered from non-melanoma and took the combination of vitamin D and calcium developed 57% less melanomas when compared to women who had non-melanoma and did not take any supplements.
Moreover, it was also observed that a dosage of 400 IU vitamin D and 1000 mg calcium taken on a daily basis does not necessarily protect all against skin cancer.