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Immunopathol Persa. 2018;4(2): e13.
doi: 10.15171/ipp.2018.13
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Vitamin D and cancer; a contradictory problem

Masoud Amiri 1 *

1 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
Correspondence to Masoud Amiri, PhD masoud.amiri@yahoo.com


Vitamin D has been reported as an essential factor for bone health as well as a protective factor for many cancers, with potential effect of the pandemic situation of vitamin D deficiency worldwide. Vitamin D could affect every cell in the human body. Living at higher latitudes and having vitamin D deficiency could result in increasing risk of common fatal cancers. Enough intake of vitamin D could have a beneficial influence on some cancers such as cancers of colon, breast, prostate, pancreatic and ovarian. Both observational and experimental epidemiologic studies have reported that higher intakes of vitamin D are related to lower risk of cancer. 
Keywords: Vitamin D, Sunlight, Cancer, Prostate, Breast, Colon
Citation: Amiri M. Vitamin D and cancer; a contradictory problem. Immunopathol Persa. 2018;4(2):e13. DOI:10.15171/ ipp.2018.13.
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