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A New Book ‘The Vitamin D Cure’

Thursday, February 21, 2008
James E. Dowd, MD Introduces A New Book ‘The Vitamin D Cure’  “The Vitamin D Cure” (Wiley, January 2008) aims to reverse the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency in the US today. It offers a lay person’s understanding of what the research tells us about vitamin D and a five-step plan for boosting vitamin D level.… continue reading

Sunless tanner may protect skin

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tom Spears, CanWest News Service; A Boston cancer doctor has found a sunless tanning chemical that can make fair-skinned people produce real skin pigment, protecting their skin against cancer from sun exposure. So far it has only been tested in mice, but Dr.… continue reading

Obesity Increases Cancer Risk

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Analysis Of Hundreds Of Studies Shows ScienceDaily — Researchers from the University of Manchester, Christie Hospital and University of Bern in Switzerland have today published findings in the Lancet medical journal which further support the link between obesity and risk of developing cancer.… continue reading

Black History Month tackles skin colour and health

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tom Spears, The Ottawa Citizen One of the events of Black History Month will look at a mostly-forgotten aspect of skin colour — how it affects people’s health. It took tens of thousands of years for early humans to move out of Africa, evolving different skin colours along the way, notes June Girvan, an organizer of the public event this Thursday evening.… continue reading

An Oldie Vies for Nutrient of the Decade

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
By JANE E. BRODY The so-called sunshine vitamin is poised to become the nutrient of the decade, if a host of recent findings are to be believed. Vitamin D, an essential nutrient found in a limited number of foods, has long been renowned for its role in creating strong bones, which is why it is added to milk.… continue reading

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