Maintaining a sufficient level of vitamin D is important for ensuring we have healthy bones throughout our lifetime. It might be helpful for lots of other things too but we don’t really know. The Cancer Aetiology and Prevention Group are therefore running the D-Health Trial. The primary aims of the trial are to see whether supplementing older adults (aged 60 to 79) at recruitment reduces the risk of dying or developing cancer in a 10-year period. We also plan to examine other outcomes such as skin cancer, cardiovascular disease, fracture, infection, quality of life and cognitive decline. The study will recruit 25,000 people from across Australia. This will the largest vitamin D in Australia and one of the two largest in the world!
For more information go to the D-Health website.