Low vitamin D levels and poor gastric cancer prognosis

In a soon to be published study, there is evidence that serum vitamin D level is a significant independent prognostic factor in gastric cancer patients, and vitamin D deficiency may be associated with poor prognosis with the mean vitamin D levels in 57.9% gastric patients (n=197) was 49.85 ± were found to be deficient in Vitamin D(<50nmol/L).

The scientists cautiously suggest clinicians to evaluate the vitamin D status of gastric cancer patients, and then consider appropriate vitamin D supplementation to deficient patients.

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