8. Increased Risk Of Prostate Cancer
The National Cancer Institute considers patients with higher levels of vitamin D in the blood as less likely to develop prostate cancer (in addition to colorectal, breast, and pancreatic cancers as well). However, in men, chances of prostate cancer are considered up to 5 times greater if vitamin D levels are low.
The research connecting vitamin D deficiency and prostate cancer are still underway, however, scientists are developing a screening method to measure vitamin D deficiency in hopes that it will help early diagnosis of prostate cancer in men.