Calcium and Vitamin D supplements reduce melanoma risk

Taking Vitamin D and calcium did not change the risk of melanoma in a large group (32,282) of women studied by Stanford University researchers.  But, women who had already had skin cancers like squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma, but not melanoma, developed 57 % fewer melanomas than women with similar histories who did not take the supplements over a period of seven years of follow up.

If you had had a skin cancer, would you be willing to take Vitamin D and calcium if it might reduce the chances of you developing a melanoma?  Let me hear from you!

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