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Sorting through the studies: breast cancer and diet

Thursday, October 16, 2008
Samara Felesky-Hunt For The Calgary Herald Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among Canadian women, accounting for about 30 per cent of all new cancer cases each year. One in 25 Canadian women will die from this disease and researchers are still not certain of the direct cause.… continue reading

Pediatricians double vitamin D recommendations

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
By LINDSEY TANNER – 2 days ago CHICAGO (AP) — The nation’s leading pediatricians group says children from newborns to teens should get double the usually recommended amount of vitamin D because of evidence that it may help prevent serious diseases.… continue reading

Lack of vitamin D can affect 36 organs

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
RIVERSIDE, Calif., — A U.S. researcher is calling for a sea change in how governmental agencies advise people to take vitamin D. Anthony Norman of the University of California, Riverside, says about half of the elderly in North America are not getting enough vitamin D to maintain healthy bone density, lower their fracture risk and improve tooth attachment.… continue reading

‘Tell me what to buy’

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
ALYSON GRANT Berkeley University professor Dara O’Rourke was smearing a popular sunscreen on his daughter and wondered what might be in it, so he had some colleagues test it. Turns out he had dutifully been protecting his daughter from the sun’s rays with a product that contains known carcinogens.… continue reading

Two more genes linked to common skin cancer

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists have found two new genetic variations that appear to increase the risk of the most common skin cancer among people of European descent. The variations play no role in skin color but people with both of them are nearly three times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma compared with people without the changes, researchers from Iceland’s Decode Genetics said on Sunday.… continue reading

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