This evidence summary was written by:
William B. Grant, Ph.D.
Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center (SUNARC)
P.O. Box 641603
San Francisco, CA 94164-1603, USA
This summary was reviewed by:
Martin Blomberg Jensen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Complete bibliography of research used in this summary
We found a significant body of evidence when researching the role of vitamin D in renal cancer. The research we have cited in our summary is listed below, with links to PubMed abstracts and full-text for those who wish to explore further.
Page last edited: 01 July 2011
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