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D-Health: A randomised trial of vitamin D for prevention of cancer and mortality [ 2013 - 2018 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1046681]

Researchers: A/Pr Jolieke Van Der Pols Dr Rachel O'Connell Prof Bruce Armstrong Prof Dallas English Prof Peter Ebeling (Participant)
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Brief description There is good evidence that vitamin D is important for maintaining healthy bones. There is now a body of work suggesting that it may play a role in other diseases such as cancer, but there is not yet sufficient information to warrant screening the population to determine their vitamin D levels or recommending routine supplementation. We plan to conduct a large-scale randomised placebo-controlled trial in which we will assess the effect of vitamin D supplementation on mortality, cancer incidence and many other common diseases such as diabetes.

Funding Amount $AUD 3,090,005.87

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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