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Is Canada’s geography a breast cancer risk?; Study linking the disease to vitamin D

Friday, May 16, 2008
Health Byline: Martin Mittelstaedt Genes, having a first period before the age of 12 and being obese are among the frequently cited risk factors for breast cancer in women. But if the theory that vitamin D plays a role turns out to be true, there may be an unexpected cause for Canadian women: latitude.… continue reading

Breast cancer patients with low vitamin D face deadly risk

Friday, May 16, 2008
The Toronto Star,  News Byline: Maggie Fox     Breast cancer patients with lower levels of vitamin D were far more likely to die and far more likely to have their cancer spread than women with normal levels, report Toronto researchers. Women deficient in the “sunshine vitamin” when diagnosed with breast cancer were 94 per cent more likely to have their cancer spread and were 73 per cent more likely to die than women with adequate vitamin D levels, the researchers said.… continue reading


Friday, May 16, 2008
News Byline: Tom Blackwell National Post Breast cancer patients with too little vitamin D are much more likely to die or have their malignancy spread than those with enough of the nutrient, concludes a new Canadian study that adds to a growing body of evidence on the vitamin’s health benefits.… continue reading

Go to Google NewsTips on getting vitamin D for cancer prevention

Friday, May 16, 2008
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Evidence is growing that vitamin D, which the skin makes from sunshine, is linked to lower risk of breast cancer and other cancers. But that doesn’t mean it’s good to get a golden tan — and certainly not a sunburn.… continue reading

New JCTA Facts & Myth Brochure

Friday, May 16, 2008
Dear JCTA member, The New JCTA Fact Brochure called “The Canadian Tanning Experience” is ready to download or preorder copies. Each JCTA member will receive 50 copies FREE. To view the brochure, go to the Media Section of the website. The Brochure is full color and contains Facts and Myths about our industry, tanning, vitamin d, skin cancer, and SPFs.… continue reading

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