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Fabutan calls on Canadian Dermatology Association to modify its sunlight message

Thursday, November 22, 2007
TORONTO – For years the sun has gotten a bad rap and after playing a major role in human evolution through vitamin D production it can no longer be ignored; the time has come for the message about sunlight to shift to a more reasonable place.… continue reading

Film student’s comedy burns tanning industry

Saturday, November 17, 2007
BRANTFORD, ONT. — Angry reaction from the tanning industry forced a film student from Brantford to cancel plans Thursday to shoot a comedy about a fictional illness dubbed tanorexia. Sarah Evans, a York University film major, had arranged to shoot portions of her short film “Stand ‘N’ Tan” at Michelle O’Brien’s salon in Brantford.… continue reading

Winter Sun Makes It Difficult to Get Vitamin D Naturally

Friday, November 16, 2007
Shorter days mean that many North Americans cannot get their vitamin D from the sun; they need to take vitamin D supplements. There is evidence that vitamin D may offer protection against cancer. Newswise — As the days grow shorter, the sun’s warm rays aren’t the only thing your body may be missing, warns Creighton University researcher Joan Lappe, Ph.D.… continue reading

Research questions salmon’s vitamin D

Friday, November 16, 2007
By RACHEL ELLNER, Telegraph Correspondent If you’re depending on farmed salmon for your daily vitamin D quota, you might rethink your strategy. It’s a healthy food, but it doesn’t contain the bounty of vitamin D many nutritionists count on. New research shows that popular farmed salmon has only a quarter as much vitamin D as wild caught.… continue reading


Thursday, November 15, 2007
LESLIE BECK If you’re over 50, chances are you’ve heard about osteoporosis – the bone-thinning disease that increases the risk of fractures, particularly of the hip, spine and wrist. It’s estimated that 1.4 million Canadians, including one in four women and at least one in eight men aged 50 and older, have the disease.… continue reading

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