Researchers from Spain’s National Cancer Research Center have discovered what they believe to be a relationship between bladder cancer and vitamin D. Their research indicates that high levels of vitamin D can lead to a decreased risk of bladder cancer while a deficiency in the vitamin can actually increase a person’ s risk of the disease.
The researchers took blood samples from more than 2,000 people, some living with bladder cancer and some without. They measured the concentration of 25(OH)D3, a form of vitamin D that is stable in blood, in the samples and found that the people who had the most vitamin D were also the ones who were least at risk for bladder cancer.
Vitamin D can be found in many foods and is actually produced by the body when it exposed to sunlight.
Aside from a vitamin D deficiency, factors that can increase a person’s risk of developing bladder cancer include smoking and the diabetes drug Actos. If you have taken Actos as directed and developed bladder cancer, the two might be related. Contact the Actos lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher at 800-641-9810 to learn more about how an attorney may be able to help you seek compensation for your medical costs.