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Time to take some more vitamin D

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Bill Higginson For years Canadians have been warned time and time again to ‘stay out of the sun.’ This stern message has come from our parents, doctors, nurses, aunts, uncles, teachers and even Health Canada. But, a series of recent studies indicate this may be bad advice.… continue reading

Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked with Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
According to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, people with higher plasma levels of vitamin D may have a reduced risk of developing colon cancer. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes from dietary supplements, foods such as fortified milk and cereal, certain kinds of fish (including salmon, mackerel, and tuna), and exposure to sunlight.… continue reading

Sun exposure reduces MS risk

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
A new study conducted on identical twins suggests that children who spend more time in the sun have a lower risk for developing MS as adults. According to study co-author Dr. Thomas M. Mack, of the University of Southern California., more and more evidence is found indicating sunlight and/or vitamin D exposure during childhood may play a protective role against multiple sclerosis (MS).… continue reading

Childhood Sun Exposure May Lower Risk of MS

Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Newswise — People who spent more time in the sun as children may have a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) than people who had less sun exposure during childhood, according to a study published in the July 24, 2007, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.… continue reading

The New Relationship between Sunlight and Cancer

Wednesday, July 25, 2007
By Amanda Odom, Coordinator of Publications, United States Sports Academy Recently, several theories on cancer have been challenged. Common knowledge endorses the idea that sunlight is bad for you. While it is true that overexposure to UV rays can be harmful, as in cases of over-tanning, a new study is suggesting that sunlight, in reasonable quantities, may actually be beneficial.… continue reading

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