Interest in the sunshine vitamin exploded during the pandemic due to its immunity-boosting effects. A new study finds that regularly taking vitamin D supplements is linked to a significant reduction in melanoma risk.
Researchers also discovered that people who regularly took vitamin D supplements also had reduced risk of other kinds of skin cancer.
Regularly Taking Vitamin D Linked to Reduced Melanoma Risk
The new study was conducted under the North Savo Skin Cancer Programme in Finland and included 498 adult patients estimated to have an increased skin cancer risk for:
Basal cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma
Serum calcidiol levels, a measure of vitamin D in the blood, were analyzed in about half of the patients and were found to correspond to the patients’ self-reported intake of vitamin D supplements….