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Consult doctors before boosting vitamin D intake, advises Cancer Society

Friday, June 15, 2007
Lauren La Rose TORONTO – Canadians should consult with their doctors before rushing to their neighbourhood stores and pharmacies to snap vitamin D off of the shelves, a Canadian Cancer Society official said Tuesday. The caveat was part of the organization’s recommendation last week which advised adult Canadians to consider boosting their intake of the so-called sunshine vitamin in fall and winter by supplementing their diet with 1,000 international units.… continue reading

Canadian Cancer Society announces national program to prevent cancer using vitamin D

Friday, June 15, 2007
By Mike Adams Canada has done what the U.S. refuses to do: Protect the health of its people through a national program of encouraging vitamin D supplementation. While U.S. cancer groups like the American Cancer Society stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the benefits of vitamin D supplements in cancer prevention, the Canadian Cancer Society is launching a program to make sure every Canadian citizen receives a level of vitamin D sufficient to prevent most cancers, including breast cancer.… continue reading

Do sunscreen-bug repellent combos need more oversight?

Friday, June 15, 2007
By Associated Press Sunscreen and insect repellent in the same bottle? The products may save time, but the government is questioning if there should be more oversight. The issue: A handful of small studies, using animal and human skin cells, suggest mixing sunscreen with the insect repellent DEET might increase DEET absorption and make sunscreen not protect as well.… continue reading

Health Canada: Vitamin D and Health

Friday, June 15, 2007
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–  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 — 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

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