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Circulating vitamin D concentration and risk of seven cancers: a Mendelian randomization study

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Objective

To determine if circulating concentrations of vitamin D are causally associated with risk of cancer. There is debate on whether vitamin D status is a cause of disease or just a correlate marker of overall health. Evidence from in-vitro and animal model studies supports an anti-neoplastic role of vitamin D, but epidemiological studies and randomized controlled trials have yielded mixed results.

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To overcome potential limitations in epidemiological s...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/bmj.j4761

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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Dept of Population Health, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Dept of Population Health, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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BMJ Journal website
Volume:
359
Pages:
:j4761
Publication date:
2017-10-05
Acceptance date:
2017-09-26
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
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pubs:730795
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uri:1977c91b-7dcc-47b9-a526-7c2c75e1e5f8
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uuid:1977c91b-7dcc-47b9-a526-7c2c75e1e5f8
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pubs:730795

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