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Dutch Cancer foundation considers promoting the sun

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
By Japke-d Bouma Rotterdam  Under pressure from new scientific insights, the Dutch Cancer Foundation (KWF) is looking at whether advice about sunbathing needs to be amended. • The KWF currently warns against excessive sunbathing. But prevention coordinator Maaike op de Coul said “Perhaps we need to say, more clearly, that the sun is also good for you”.… continue reading

Cancer Foundation considers to promote sunbathing

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The Cancer Foundation warns for the sun. But skin specialists plead to spend, if used wisely, more time in the sun. What is true? We did not see much sun this summer in the Netherlands. Therefore the question rises, what to do if it will shine again exuberant.… continue reading

Sunny Side of Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
By M. Nathaniel Mead Many studies have linked higher latitudes with greater breast cancer risk, and seasonal variations are now thought to influence cancer incidence and mortality. The pivotal mediators in these relationships are believed to be sunshine and vitamin D.… continue reading

Study Shines More Light on Benefit of Vitamin D in Fighting Cancer

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
A new study looking at the relationship between vitamin D serum levels and the risk of colon and breast cancer across the globe has estimated the number of cases of cancer that could be prevented each year if vitamin D3 levels met the target proposed by researchers.… continue reading

Roles of solar ultraviolet radiation and vitamin D in human health and how to obtain vitamin D

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
William B. Grant, Ph.D. Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center (SUNARC ) 2115 Van Ness Ave., Suite 101 San Francisco, CA 94109, USA 1-415-409-1980 – voice 1-415-931-6537 – fax Summary: 245 words Key words: 10 Text: 6952 words Key issues: 11 with 246 words References: 178 Graphs: 1 Tables: 2 Submitted to: Expert Review of Dermatology Exposure to solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a double-edged sword: the benefits include vitamin D3 production and tanning, whereas the risks include diseases linked to free radical production and DNA damage.… continue reading

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