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Vitamin D receptor gene linked to risk for melanoma

Thursday, October 23, 2008
An association has been found between the vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism BsmI and the risk for melanoma. Researchers from the University of Padova in Italy conducted a meta-analysis of the results of six studies that examined the association between five vitamin D receptor polymorphisms — Taql, Fokl, BsmI, EcoRV and CDX2 — and the risk for developing melanoma.… continue reading

How to Get Your Vitamin D in the Winter

Thursday, October 23, 2008
By Sheryl Walters (NaturalNews) Over the last year, the evidence has been mounting that getting enough vitamin D is absolutely essential for our health and wellbeing. Without question, the best source of vitamin D comes from sunshine, the source of all life.… continue reading

Tanning bed group opposes teenager ban

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
KELOWNA, British Columbia — Ontario, Canada’s bid to ban indoor tanning facilities for teenagers is being criticized as counterproductive by a professional organization. The Joint Canadian Tanning Association, based in Kelowna, British Columbia, issued a release Thursday saying Bill 83, now in the provincial legislature would drive teenagers to burn themselves in outdoor sun if they are denied access to the tanning machines.… continue reading

How Much Sun Does It Take to Make Vitamin D?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Nancy Shute People are puzzling over the new Vitamin D guidelines for children, and readers have sent insightful questions my way. Here’s more information on the top two questions: Whether breastfeeding women can increase their Vitamin D so they don’t have to give babies vitamin supplements, and why is it that living north of a certain latitude makes it difficult to synthesize Vitamin D in the skin.… continue reading

Lack of sunlight linked to male infertility

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
By Tamara McLean AN Australian infertility study has revealed disturbing levels of vitamin D deficiency among men who are unable to impregnate their partners. The discovery surprised Sydney researchers investigating the incidence of DNA fragmentation of sperm, a significant factor in male infertility.… continue reading

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