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Steroids as good as vitamin D for psoriasis

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
By Lilian Anekwe Steroids perform as well as vitamin D analogues for topical treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis, UK researchers conclude in a new gold-standard review. The Cochrane review, which analysed data on more than 21,000 patients, found topical steroids were as effective and as well tolerated as vitamin D analogues, while the two treatments in combination performed best of all.… continue reading

New Evidence Ties Vitamin D Deficiency to MS

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
By Darya Pino, Science Editor Both environmental and genetic factors seem to play a role in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), but determining an exact cause of the disease has been elusive. Now new evidence suggests that vitamin D may play a direct role in regulating a gene known to be associated with MS.… continue reading

Here’s Why Vitamin D has Become So Important

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
SmartTan.com Vitamin D production is one of the benefits that has been associated with human exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) emitted in sunlight and by an estimated 90 percent of commercial indoor tanning equipment. While the North American indoor tanning community conducts indoor tanning as a cosmetic service, an undeniable physiological side-effect of this service is that indoor tanning enthusiasts manufacture sufficient levels of vitamin D as a result of indoor tanning sessions.… continue reading

The heat is on

Monday, April 13, 2009
By SHARON LEM, SUN MEDIA More than three years after the Canadian Cancer Society called on the province to ban minors from tanning salons — because of cancer risks — no moves have been made to regulate the industry. And it’s been six months since the Canadian Cancer Society released a study showing that artificial tanning facilities in Toronto are not following Health Canada’s voluntary safety guidelines, including those related to the protection of underaged youth and the identification of individuals at greater risk of developing skin cancer.… continue reading

75% reduction in breast cancer & colon cancer

Saturday, April 11, 2009
75% reduction in breast cancer & colon cancer mortality rates with vitamin D To watch the Video go to: www.youtube.com/watchv=9FMlQeH8RFA&feature=channel_page Be part of the research project that will prove your tanning equipment produces Vitamin D. Sign up today and get your Vitamin D Blood Test Kit at www.grassrootshealth.net.… continue reading

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