Can vitamin D help treat colorectal cancer? High doses may stop the disease from spreading for over a year, new study suggests

Extra vitamin D may slow the growth of colorectal cancer, a new study suggests.

On average, cancer stopped in its tracks for 13 months for patients on the highest dose of the vitamin supplement (4,000 IU), and for 11 months for those on the over-the-counter dose.

Rates of colorectal cancer have been soaring in recent years, especially among young people who are often misdiagnosed until their disease is already in its late stages.

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