In the News

We need more sun, claims controversial dermatologist

Monday, October 29, 2007
Don Harrison, The Province Sunday Dr. Michael Holick was fired from his job as a dermatology professor — but he’s not giving up his mission to educate the public about the sun’s critical role in providing vital vitamin D. A keynote speaker at this weekend’s Canadian Diabetes Association conference in Vancouver, Holick can boast of 35 years of ground-breaking research in his field and a former professorship in physiology and biophysics at Boston University.… continue reading


Friday, October 26, 2007
Dear JCTA Member, As most of you are aware, November is Vitamin D Awareness Month. As a member of the JCTA, you will be receiving in the mail shortly, 2 posters promoting Vitamin D awareness. Please post them in your salons.… continue reading

Cancer society calls for major vitamin D trial

Thursday, October 25, 2007
MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT Intrigued by the possibility that taking vitamin D may be an easy way to prevent cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society has taken the unusual step of writing to major medical research agencies in North America to tell them that it is time to fund a large-scale clinical trial that will find out for sure.… continue reading

The Vitamin D Newsletter by Dr J Cannell

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Of all the vitamin D things that happened in the last few months, the most dramatic occurred in Canada, and will spare Canadian mothers from seeing tragic diseases develop in their children. Unfortunately, the same foresight didn’t occur in Washington, D.C.,… continue reading

Vitamin D & Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
From California – Exposure to sunlight and its effect on vitamin D synthesis may reduce the risk of advanced breast cancer. Research on close to 4000 women, nearly half of whom had breast cancer, showed that those with significant exposure to sunlight had nearly half the risk of having advanced breast cancer, but this was only found in those who were light skinned.… continue reading

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