Post-treatment Levels of Plasma 25- And 1,25-dihydroxy Vitamin D and Mortality in Men With Aggressive Prostate Cancer

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Published on Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Abstract

Vitamin D may reduce mortality from prostate cancer (PC). We examined the associations of post-treatment plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D concentrations with PC mortality.

Participants were PC cases from the New South Wales Prostate Cancer Care. All contactable and consenting participants, at 4.9 to 8.6 years after diagnosis, were interviewed and had plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D) measured in blood specimens.

Cox regression allowing for left-truncation was used to calculate adjusted mortality hazards ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) for all-cause and PC-specific mortality in relation to vitamin D levels and other potentially-predictive variables.

Of the participants (n = 111; 75·9% response rate), there were 198 deaths from any cause and 41 from PC in the study period. Plasma 25(OH)D was not associated with all-cause or PC-specific mortality (p-values > 0.10). Plasma 1,25(OH)2D was inversely associated with all-cause mortality (HR for highest relative to lowest quartile = 0.45; 95% CI: 0.29-0.69), and PC-specific mortality (HR = 0.40; 95% CI: 0.14-1.19). These associations were apparent only in men with aggressive PC: all-cause mortality HR = 0.28 (95% CI·0.15-0.52; p-interaction = 0.07) and PC-specific mortality HR = 0.26 (95% CI: 0.07-1.00). Time spent outdoors was also associated with lower all-cause (HR for 4th relative to 1st exposure quartile = 0.42; 95% CI: 0.24-0.75) and PC-specific (HR = 0.48; 95% CI: 0.14-1.64) mortality, although the 95% CI for the latter was wide.

The inverse association between post-treatment plasma 1,25(OH)2D levels and all-cause and PC-specific mortality in men with aggressive PC, suggest a possible beneficial effect of vitamin D supplementation in these men.

 

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