Vitamin D and Calcium may reduce the risk of Malignant Melanoma

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology showed that women whom have had non-melanoma skin cancer (i.e. basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma) that were taking both 1000 mg of calcium and 400 IU of Vitamin D3 were less likely to develop malignant melanoma than those whom were not taking these supplements.  According to the US Institute of Medicine recommends 600 IU of Vitamin D, although the findings in this study indicate that at little as 400 IU may be protective.

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