Experts: The death rate could be reduced by 13 percent
Vitamin D is often considered the miracle cure. The vitamin that we get from the sun, fish or avocado, It strengthens our immune system. However, vitamin D deficiency is especially prevalent among the elderly and cancer patients. Researchers have found that taking the vitamin can reduce the death rate from cancer by a whopping 13%. Cancer experts from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) make another great figure.
Researchers from the DKFZ in Heidelberg have now transferred the results of global studies to Germany. Thus, an adequate supply of Vitamin D from the age of 50 could prevent up to 30,000 deaths from cancer each year in Germany alone.
“The majority of older adults have a vitamin D deficiency and will benefit from vitamin D supplementation,” Brenner told RTL. You can determine your vitamin D level and then “discuss the best possible dose. Since this is not done often, in my opinion, it is also justified that vitamin D in doses in which you do not expect serious side effects, is also easy to take.” DKFZ’s Hermann Brenner says.
Often, leveling at a doctor is much more expensive than vitamin D itself, and researchers have also examined this.
“Compared to conventional cancer treatments, vitamin D is relatively cheap at the usual daily doses.” The treatment will cost around € 25 per year.
Brenner says the studies have to do with pure vitamin D intake. Often the pills you get at the drugstore are a combination of several preparations.