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High blood levels of vitamin D linked to reduced estrogen – and potentially lower breast cancer risk

Study found the hormone-lowering effect to be independent of weight loss

Feb. 25, 2016 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

A Fred Hutch study involving postmenopausal, overweight and obese women who took 2,000 IUs of vitamin D daily for a year found that those whose vitamin D blood levels increased the most had the greatest reductions in blood estrogens, which are a known risk factor for breast cancer.

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The vitamin D effect

Fred Hutch researchers help you understand what you need to know about the sunshine vitamin

April 21, 2014 | By Diane Mapes

Vitamin D seems to be having its day in the sun with recent studies looking at its impact on breast cancer, heart disease and now, weight loss. Our researchers break it down for you.

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McTiernan, Guenthoer awarded Komen grants for breast cancer research

Anne McTiernan's $250,000 grant extends her vitamin D work; Jamie Guenthoer to develop early detection blood test with $180,000 award

May 29, 2012

Drs. Anne McTiernan and Jamie Guenthoer of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center recently garnered grants from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, part of the organization's $58 million in new research funding for 2012.

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Large weight loss can mean significant vitamin D gain

Obesity and low vitamin D levels both linked to risk of cancer, other diseases; losing more than 15 percent of body weight lowers risks

May 30, 2011 | By Kristen Woodward

Overweight or obese women with less-than-optimal levels of vitamin D who lose more than 15 percent of their body weight experience significant increases in circulating levels of this fat-soluble nutrient, according to a new study led by researchers in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Public Health Sciences Division.

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