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Vitamin D deficiency could be more common

Sunday, November 4, 2007
By: Wikinews “Vitamin D may have many uses in the human body besides building strong bones.” Benefits of Vitamin D Two scientists working at McGill University in Canada, reporting on their research and the research of other scientists, state in Scientific American that Vitamin D may have many uses in the human body besides building strong bones.… continue reading

At the moment, Vitamin D may fight cancer

Sunday, November 4, 2007
By Terri Coles TORONTO (Reuters) — As winter gets closer, the days get shorter — and along with a shortage of light, many North Americans may also find themselves short of vitamin D, a potential cancer fighter. A study released this week showed a connection between the sunshine vitamin, so-called because sunlight is our main source, and cancer prevention.… continue reading


Thursday, November 1, 2007
Dear JCTA Members, In the Members Area, under “Your Board of Directors” you’ll find a downloadable file for both the Vitamin D Awareness Poster, sized at 8.5 x 11 that you can use as a handout and the Press release put out by the Vitamin D Society.… continue reading

Experts have been arguing about flu shots for decades

Wednesday, October 31, 2007
By JOE GRAEDON and TERESA GRAEDON If you’ve been reading headlines this fall, you are likely confused about flu shots. Several weeks ago you were told: “Proof Lacking for Flu Vaccine” or “Flu Vaccine Mortality Benefits for Elderly Vastly Overstated.” One week later, headlines proclaimed: “Flu Shots for Elderly Are Effective” and “Flu Shots Halve Risk of Death, Cut Illness in Elderly.”… continue reading

Vitamin D downgrade as scientists advise there is no real proof it fights cancer

Wednesday, October 31, 2007
By FIONA MACRAE The cancer-fighting abilities of the ‘sunshine food’ are being questioned Vitamin D, once heralded as a major weapon in the war on cancer, in fact does little to cut the risk, a study has discovered. The sunshine vitamin has been widely credited with warding off cancer, strengthening bones and cutting the risk of heart disease and diabetes.… continue reading

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