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Study Solidifies the Benefits of Sunlight and Vitamin D

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
KELOWNA, BC- The vitamin D-related anti-cancer benefits of regular sun exposure outweigh the risks associated with over-exposure, according to a University of Oslo study featured in the Jan. 15 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.… continue reading

Vitamin D insufficiency linked to heart disease

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT Heart disease has a long list of known causes, including smoking, obesity and diabetes. But researchers in the United States now say there may be another and somewhat surprising addition to this list: vitamin D insufficiency. Although it is well known that vitamin D is needed for good bone health, a study released yesterday found that not having enough of the sunshine vitamin is also linked to a higher risk of heart disease.… continue reading

News ranged wide on cancer front in 2007

Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Nicole Tomlinson, News Besides giving us yet another reason to take our vitamins and to battle the bulge, cancer research in 2007 also listed a contraceptive as a possible cancer risk reducer. Studies also found that city slickers, jet setters and shift workers may increase their chance of developing the disease.… continue reading

Vitamin D Important for Brain Function

Thursday, January 3, 2008
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Not only does vitamin D help build healthy bones, it may also help build strong minds. In a new review of vitamin D researchers from Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute find there is plenty of evidence to suggest vitamin D is important in brain development and function.… continue reading

Experts update

Thursday, January 3, 2008
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A nearly decade-old food guide pyramid for older adults has gotten a makeover to make it more user-friendly and to emphasize the special dietary needs of people older than 70. Published in the January issue of the Journal of Nutrition, the Modified MyPyramid for Older Adults stresses that older people should be careful to get enough fiber, calcium and vitamins D and B-12.… continue reading

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