Childhood cancer survivors more likely to be vitamin d deficient

Adults who survived cancer as children are more likely to have vitamin D deficiency than the general population, recent Australian data shows. The researchers, led by paediatric endocrinologist Dr Kristen Neville from the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, NSW, assessed over 200 previously studied adult and paediatric cancer survivors  who had their 25OHD measured and compared with around 1500 paediatric and adult controls from the AusDiab study cohort.

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