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Deficiency of sunlight exposure may raise endometrial cancer risk

Monday, November 26, 2007
By David Liu ( — Deficiency in exposure to sunlight particularly ultraviolet (UVB), meaning low vitamin D level, may increase risk of endometrial cancer, according to a new study by researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California- San Diego.… continue reading

Vitamin D may curb type 2 diabetes risk

Monday, November 26, 2007
By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – During a 17-year follow-up of roughly 4,000 men and women, researchers found that individuals with higher blood levels of vitamin D had a 40 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with lower levels of this vitamin.… continue reading

Canadians Advocate Boosting Vitamin D in Pregnancy

Thursday, November 22, 2007
Janet Raloff Canadian pediatricians certainly aren’t shirking controversy when it comes to a vitamin guideline they’ve developed for pregnant women and nursing moms. They’re asking these women to boost their intake of vitamin D dramatically—to 10 times the daily doses advocated by most health organizations in the States.… continue reading

Fabutan calls on Canadian Dermatology Association to modify its sunlight message

Thursday, November 22, 2007
TORONTO – For years the sun has gotten a bad rap and after playing a major role in human evolution through vitamin D production it can no longer be ignored; the time has come for the message about sunlight to shift to a more reasonable place.… continue reading

Film student’s comedy burns tanning industry

Saturday, November 17, 2007
BRANTFORD, ONT. — Angry reaction from the tanning industry forced a film student from Brantford to cancel plans Thursday to shoot a comedy about a fictional illness dubbed tanorexia. Sarah Evans, a York University film major, had arranged to shoot portions of her short film “Stand ‘N’ Tan” at Michelle O’Brien’s salon in Brantford.… continue reading

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