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Media finally understands that vitamin D is ‘The Sunshine Vitamin’

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 An unprecedented wave of stories this winter about the benefits of “The Sunshine Vitamin” are finally hitting the mark that sun exposure is really the only true way to make vitamin D, and that our lack of sunlight is primarily responsible for worldwide vitamin D deficiency.… continue reading

Vitamin D could reduce risk of MS

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Adam K. Johnson Northern News Services  A recent study suggests vitamin D could play a role in preventing multiple sclerosis. The NWT’s chief medical officer, says it’s just another reason, in many, for Northerners to maintain a healthy diet. Vitamin supplements are just one of many ways Northerners can get enough vitamin D in their diets.… continue reading

Apples may have anti-ageing effect

Sunday, February 15, 2009
The Straits Times By Poon Chian Hui The adage ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ may no longer apply to apples having the ability to keep just the flu bug away. The discovery of phloretin, an antioxidant derived from apples, means that the fruit may also help reduce the risk of skin cancer.… continue reading

Low vitamin D may make you heavier

Sunday, February 15, 2009
Low levels of Vitamin D in the body may be responsible for weight gain in women. Vitamin D insufficiency has been linked to low bone mineral density, increased risk of fracture, and obesity in adults. However, this relationship has not been well characterised in young adults.… continue reading

NZ sun too strong for vitamin D advice

Sunday, February 15, 2009
The cancer Society is urging Kiwi sun lovers to think carefully before taking controversial advice to sunbathe more. New research from England’s Bristol University has lent weight to the argument of campaigners in the UK who say vitamin D deficiency – which is often caused by inadequate sun exposure – may be a danger that outweighs the risk of skin cancer.… continue reading

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