Second study on this page shows that increased stage of Gastric Cancer is associated with decreased vitamin D levels
World J Gastrointest Oncol. 2016 Sep 15;8(9):688-94. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i9.688.
Vyas N1, Companioni RC1, Tiba M1, Alkhawam H1, Catalano C1, Sogomonian R1, Baum J1, Walfish A1.
1Neil Vyas, Hassan Alkhawam, Carmine Catalano, Robert Sogomonian, Department of Internal Medicine, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, NY 11373, United States.
*Gastric Cancer patients with more vitamin D more likely to live– Feb 2012 has the following chart
To determine whether there is an increased risk of gastric adenocarcinoma associated with vitamin D deficiency (VDd).
A retrospective case control study was performed of all patients diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma between 2005 and 2015. After we excluded the patients without a documented vitamin D level, 49 patients were included in our study.
The average age of patients with gastric adenocarcinoma and documented vitamin D level was 64 years old (95%CI: 27-86) and average vitamin D level was 20.8 mg/dL (95%CI: 4-44). Compared to a matched control group, the prevalence of VDd/insufficiency in patients with gastric adenocarcinoma was significantly higher than normal vitamin D levels (83.7% vs 16.3%). Forty-one patients (83.7%) with adenocarcinoma showed VDd/insufficiency compared to 18 (37%) patients with normal vitamin D level without gastric cancer (OR: 8.8, 95%CI: 5-22, P value < 0.0001). The average age of males with gastric adenocarcinoma diagnosis was 60 years old vs 68 years old for females (P = 0.01). Stage II gastric adenocarcinoma was the most prevalent in our study (37%).
We reported a positive relationship between VDd and gastric adenocarcinoma, that is to say, patients with decreased VDd levels have an increased propensity for gastric adenocarcinoma.
PMID: 27672427 DOI: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i9.688
- Changes in fat-soluble vitamin levels after gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Feb 2017
Very little reduction in active vitamin D after gastrectomy for gastric cancer.
- Citrus Fruits Fight Ulcers, Stomach Cancer GreenMedInfo June 2017
40% reduction in stomach cancer if eat 100 grams of citrus daily (1 orange) - studies of 750,000 people
Note: 40% if citrus, vs 89% if vitamin D, and vitamin D helps with a huge number of other health problems as well