Vitamin D shrinks fibroid tumors in rats – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Uterine fibroids are the most common noncancerous tumors in women of childbearing age.
De Paolo: They are benign tumors of the uterus.
Narrator: Dr. Louis De Paolo at the NIH explains that fibroids are associated with infertility, and that 30-percent of women 25-44 years old report fibroid-related symptoms.
De Paolo: The most common is low back pain, vaginal bleeding, and painful menstrual periods. It can also be associated with infertility at times and as well as pregnancy complications.
Narrator: For more on fibroids, and the latest research on treatment options, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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