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Vitamin D supplementation to the older adult population in Germany has the cost‐saving potential of preventing almost 30 000 cancer deaths per year

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Oncology, March 2021
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747 tweeters
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Title
Vitamin D supplementation to the older adult population in Germany has the cost‐saving potential of preventing almost 30 000 cancer deaths per year
Published in
Molecular Oncology, March 2021
DOI 10.1002/1878-0261.12924
Pubmed ID
Authors

Tobias Niedermaier, Thomas Gredner, Sabine Kuznia, Ben Schöttker, Ute Mons, Hermann Brenner

Abstract

Recent meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have demonstrated significant reduction of cancer mortality by vitamin D supplementation. We estimated costs and savings for preventing cancer deaths by vitamin D supplementation of the population aged 50+ years in Germany. Our analysis is based on national data on cancer mortality in 2016. The number of preventable cancer deaths was estimated by multiplying cancer deaths above age 50 with the estimated proportionate reduction of cancer mortality derived by vitamin D supplementation according to meta-analyses of RCTs (13%). Saved costs were estimated by multiplying this number by estimated end-of-life cancer care costs (€40,000). Annual costs of vitamin D supplementation were estimated at 25€ per person above age 50. Comprehensive sensitivity analyses were conducted. In the main analysis, vitamin D supplementation was estimated to prevent almost 30,000 cancer deaths per year at approximate costs of €900 million and savings of €1.154 billion, suggesting net savings of €254 million. Our results support promotion of supplementation of vitamin D among older adults as a cost saving approach to substantially reduce cancer mortality.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 23%
Other 4 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 5%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 3 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 41%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 14%
Computer Science 1 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 5%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 4 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 629. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 November 2021.
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#21,749
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#1
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#950
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Outputs of similar age from Molecular Oncology
#1
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