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.
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.
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.