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Common vitamin may prevent skin cancer

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
SYDNEY – A vitamin found in meats, nuts, grains and cereals may be more effective than sunscreen in preventing skin cancer, new research has found. Nicotinamide, or Vitamin B3, prevents damage from both UVA and UVB radiation by protecting the immune system, and could be taken in tablet form or added to sunscreen, Associate Professor Diona Damian of the University of Sydney says.… continue reading

97 percent of Canadian women don’t know their vitamin D levels

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Despite the fact that new vitamin D stories appear in the press almost daily, almost nobody in Canada knows their vitamin D blood levels, a Canada-wide survey commissioned this fall by Dr. Marc Sorenson showed. The survey, conducted by Ipsos Reid, reveals that 97 per cent of 516 Canadian women surveyed didn’t know their vitamin D levels.… continue reading

Low vitamin D linked with high blood pressure

Monday, November 17, 2008
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Lower blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, a protein that provides an acquire measure of vitamin D in the blood, are independently associated with an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, according to findings published in Hypertension.… continue reading

Internet health guru slams the use of sunscreen

Friday, November 14, 2008
Dr. William Campbell Douglass — the ‘mythbuster’ author of internet-based health newsletter The Douglass Report — has slammed anti-sun naysayers and is even telling his readers to stop using sunscreen altogether. “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that the sunlight-will-kill-you propaganda has taken root.… continue reading

Vitamin D Health and Fitness Expert Gives Seminar

Friday, November 14, 2008
By Dr. Marc Sorenson TORONTO – Vitamin D is one of the most discussed and important health topics in Canada. Marc Sorenson, Ed.D, is about to reveal an Ipsos-Reid conducted study that shows “97% of Canadian women don’t know their own vitamin D levels.”… continue reading

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