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  • Posted: 05/01/2014

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Northwestern U researchers find that vitamin D deficiency could be linked to aggressive prostate cancer

African-American and European-American men at high risk of prostate cancer have greater odds of being diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease if they have a vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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