This vitamin can stop and prevent cancer and doctors say that we need more of this vitamin
Cancer is one of the prime reasons of death in America. It is estimated that there were 1,658,370 new cases of cancer diagnosed in the US. These are just the newly diagnosed cases and not the existing cases in the US.
There have been no cure found for cancer and people continue to lose their lives to one or another kind of cancer each year. There are more than 100 types of cancers each specialized and categorized by the type of cell that they affect. Cancer harms the body when some altered cells start to divide uncontrollably to form lumps or masses of tissue, which are called tumors. In case of leukemia, cancer prohibits normal blood functions by causing abnormal cell division in the blood stream itself.
Though the scientists have not claimed that they have found a cure to cancer, but they sure have come very close to finding one by discovery a very surprising and possibly life altering relation between cancer and a particular vitamin.
1 Which vitamin are they talking about?
The name of the vitamin that scientists potentially see as a cure to cancer is Vitamin D. It is a very important vitamin that prevents rickets, osteoporosis, bone loss in people with hyperparathyroidism and an inherited disease known as osteogenesis imperfecta, in which a person’s bones are very delicate and brittle.
Vitamin D also helps in conditions related to blood vessels and heart like high cholesterol and high blood pressure. It is also an ingredient that helps preventing diabetes, obesity, muscle weakness, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
But scientists have found a new use of Vitamin D, in curing and/or stopping cancer.