Vitamin D status and colon cancer risk in the BWHS

Prior research has shown that Vitamin D levels are generally lower in Black populations; now BWHS research suggests that low vitamin D levels may contribute to the higher rate of colorectal cancer among Black women.

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Barber LE, Bertrand KA, Petrick JL, Gerlovin H, White LF, Adams-Campbell LL, Rosenberg L, Roy HK, Palmer JR. Predicted vitamin D status and colorectal cancer incidence in the Black Women’s Health Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2021. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-21-0675 (epub ahead of print).