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Vitamin D, Calcium vs. Breast Cancer -WEBMD

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
By Salynn Boyles There is growing evidence linking vitamin D and calcium in the diet to a reduced risk of breast cancer, but the benefits may be limited to younger women. In a new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, a high intake of calcium and vitamin D through food sources and nutritional supplements was linked to modestly lower risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women.… continue reading

Vitamin D May Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
ISLAMABAD: Women with highest levels of vitamin D intake are about one third less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than women with the lowest levels, findings from a new study suggest. Although vitamin D is best known for its role in building bones, it may also have effects on the immune system, senior author Dr.… continue reading

Sun Fiction

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
By Emily Clark Sara spends much of her summer near the beach. She lives in a mild climate and is very athletic. She loves to swim, bike and play games outdoors. Sara knows the dangers of the sun and so she opts for tanning salons to get her ‘golden glow’ while being sure to apply sunscreen every day before heading out.… continue reading

Sunshine Can Actually Be Good For You

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
KGO – There’s more fuel for the debate over the risk of skin cancer versus the benefits of Vitamin D produced in our skin by sunlight. New research out of Stanford shows getting Vitamin D from the sun might actually help the skin protect itself.… continue reading

Research on Breast Cancer and Vitamin D

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Lin J, Manson JE, Lee IM, Cook NR, Buring JE, Zhang SM. Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 900 Commonwealth Ave E, Boston, MA 02215. jhlin@rics.bwh.harvard.edu. Animal data suggest the potential anticarcinogenic effects of calcium and vitamin D on breast cancer development.… continue reading

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