Studies suggest a protective relationship between Vitamin D and breast cancer risk. Several studies assessed the association of Vitamin D with mammographic breast density, a known and strong breast cancer risk factor. Understanding the potential role of Vitamin D in the modification of breast density might open new avenues in breast cancer prevention. This systematic review summarizes published studies that investigated the association between Vitamin D and mammographic breast density and offers suggestions for strategies to advance our scientific knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalCancer Causes and Control
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012


  • Breast cancer
  • Breast density
  • Cancer prevention
  • Vitamin D


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