Non-Lead Grant W/ Cancer Council Vic - Vitamin D And Risk Of Cancer And Mortality In The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study

Grant number: 623208 | Funding period: 2012 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

Overseas studies indicate that vitamin D might protect against certain cancers and other diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Vitamin D is made when skin is exposed to sunlight. Because sunlight is stronger in Australia than in most of the USA and Europe, where most studies were conducted, the results of those studies might not be relevant to Australia. In this study, we will see if vitamin D is important for cancer and mortality in Australia.