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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


Wednesday, February 20, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS – Evidence of the critical role vitamin D plays in the body’s overall health and ability to prevent major forms of cancer continues to evolve, according to recent studies. Numerous recent studies conclude there is a vitamin D deficiency among Americans and that people should take appropriate action to raise levels of what’s commonly referred to as “the sunshine vitamin” in their bloodstreams.… continue reading

Dr. Oz’s Ultimate Anti-Aging Checklist

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
The last category on Dr. Oz’s anti-aging checklist is vitamins. First up is vitamin D. “We estimate that over half of all Americans are deficient in vitamin D,” Dr. Oz says. Dr. Oz says 1,000 units of vitamin D a day will benefit the body in a variety of ways.… continue reading

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