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Interest in the sunshine vitamin exploded during the pandemic due to its immunity-boosting effects. A new study finds that regularly taking vitamin D supplements is linked to a significant reduction in melanoma risk.
Researchers also discovered that people who regularly took vitamin D supplements also had reduced risk of other kinds of skin cancer.
A key finding was that among regular vitamin D users, there were lower percentages of participants with a history of past or present melanoma—only 18 percent compared to 32 percent in those who didn’t take vitamin D supplements.
When researchers looked at other types of skin cancer, just 62 percent of regular supplement users had a history of the disease, compared to nearly 75 percent of non-users.