Vitamin D shrinks fibroid tumors in rats – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A recent study in rats has shown that vitamin D reduces the size of fibroids, the most common noncancerous tumors in women of childbearing age. But, Dr. Louis De Paolo at the NIH explains, more study must be done.
De Paolo: The real importance of this is the possibility that there could be a nonsurgical option, a fertility sparing option. Remember the only option to completely ameliorate the condition is hysterectomy.
Narrator: Which is the surgical removal of the uterus. For details, 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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