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More vitamin D can put more pep in seniors’ steps

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Declining physical performance among some Dutch seniors may not be a simple consequence of aging, it may actually be due to a vitamin D deficiency, results of a new study suggest. “Physicians and the general public should be made more aware of the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency, and more effort should be concentrated on the early detection and treatment of people with suboptimal levels of vitamin D,” study co-author Dr.… continue reading

Warning over vitamins and sunlight

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Campaigners are raising awareness of the importance of vitamin D amid fears that keeping children out of sunlight could affect their health. Norwich North MP Dr Ian Gibson and Dr Oliver Gillie from the Health Research Forum have urged ministers to take the issue of Vitamin D insufficiency seriously after growing concerns that children are being left at greater risk of an array of health problems because of a lack of the vitamin.… continue reading

Why it’s time we saw the light

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
FIONA RUSSELL   When one of Scotland’s leading skin cancer researchers, Professor Rona Mackie, popped out of her city office to buy a lunchtime sandwich last week, she chose to walk on the sunny side of the street. While many other Scots might have done the same, indulging for 15 minutes in some rare Glasgow sunshine, it would be fair to question Mackie’s good sense.… continue reading

Need for vitamin D no excuse for excess sun exposure, skin cancer experts say

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
SHERYL UBELACKER TORONTO (CP) – When Virginia Disimino hears people talk about soaking up some sun to produce vitamin D – or worse, that tanning beds are the optimal way to acquire the nutrient – she despairs that years of warnings about skin cancer still aren’t sinking in.… continue reading

Vitamin D important part of cancer prevention lifestyle

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
By DR. RICHARD BELIVEAU On top of its essential role in the absorption of calcium and the integrity of the bone mass, vitamin D is a vitamin with high prevention potential for several types of cancers. This is why the Canadian Cancer Society now recommends vitamin D supplements as a preventive measure.… continue reading

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