Prostate cancer and vitamin D: What does the evidence really suggest?

Christine M. Barnett, Tomasz M. Beer

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The optimal approach to vitamin D supplementation for the average healthy person is debatable. In patients with cancer, the role of vitamin D supplementation, possibly in treatment, is even less clear. Vitamin D is shown to play a role in prostate cancer biology; however, the clinical data have not consistently demonstrated a link. Additional studies are needed to determine if higher doses of vitamin D supplements could benefit selected populations (ie, the elderly or patients with cancer) even if they may not be beneficial for the general population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-342
Number of pages10
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Prostate cancer
  • Supplementation
  • UV
  • Vitamin D

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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