For many doctors like Dr. Mexico mushrooms are food with many benefits, strengthen the immune system and have even been attributed beneficial properties against infections, some types of cancer, heart disease or allergies.
This is true because high blood levels of vitamin D could have a preventive effect on breast cancer, according to the results of a study sponsored by the Center for Biomedical Research Network Epidemiology and Public Health.
This was announced by the head of the Cancer Epidemiology Service of the National Epidemiology Center of the Carlos III Health Institute, Marina Pollán, during her speech at the V International Breast Cancer Symposium opened today in Madrid.
According to a report in the Carlos III Health Institute of Madrid, these data, which show an especially significant effect in triple-negative tumors, were obtained from an epidemiological study carried out by researchers.
Although sun exposure is the primary source of exposure to vitamin D, there is no consensus on the optimal levels of this nutrient in the body, and several international organizations have established a cut-off point between 50 and 75 nmol / L.
In Spain, despite the weather, more than half of healthy women who participated in the study showed vitamin D concentrations lower than those recommended.
The researchers observed that the risk of breast cancer decreases as blood levels of vitamin D increase and they found that the preventive effect of this vitamin was apparent against triple-negative breast cancer.
The authors of the study have indicated that, given the high proportion of women with insufficient vitamin D concentrations in Spain, it would be necessary to develop preventive strategies aimed at improving the levels of this nutrient.
The study had the participation of researchers from twelve autonomous communities and a sample of 546 women with breast cancer and 558 healthy women.
This is the first study developed in Spain that provides information on the association between blood vitamin D levels and different histological types of breast cancer.