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Health Canada: Vitamin D and Health

Friday, June 15, 2007
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–Ā  Health Canada is aware of the growing body of evidence on the role of vitamin D in relation to health. Before Health Canada can issue a revised recommendation concerning vitamin D, a comprehensive review that looks at both benefits and safety needs to be undertaken.… continue reading

Sweeping cancer edict: take vitamin D daily

Thursday, June 14, 2007
MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT TORONTO ā€” The Canadian Cancer Society plans to announce Friday that all adults should start taking vitamin D, coinciding with the release of a groundbreaking U.S. study indicating the supplement cuts the risk of cancer by an astounding 60 per cent.… continue reading

Research Team Generates Vitamin D With Narrow-Band UVB Device

Thursday, June 7, 2007
Researchers at SUNARC (Sunlight Nutrition and Health Research Center) in Berkeley, CA have published an in-vivo human study outlining their success in artificially generating high levels of Calcidiol (Vitamin D expressed by its chemical moniker, ā€œ25 Hydroxyvitamin Dā€, or 25(OH)D) in serum.… continue reading

Decreased Vitamin D Levels Linked to Shorter Telomeres

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
By Louise Gagnon TORONTO, CANADA — Decreased vitamin D levels are linked to shorter telomeres, the end pieces of DNA, according to a study presented here at the 89th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society (ENDO). The study used data from the TwinsUK cohort to assess if there was a relationship between vitamin D levels and length of telomeres, said lead investigator John Brent Richards, MD, MSc, postdoctoral fellow, King’s College, London, United Kingdom.… continue reading

How sunburns work

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
By MARSHALL BRIAN Now that we are getting into the thick of summertime activities, sunburn is something that you have to think about. If you go out on a bright sunny day and stay in the sun too long, you will get sunburn.… continue reading

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