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Winter Sun Makes It Difficult to Get Vitamin D Naturally

Friday, November 16, 2007
Shorter days mean that many North Americans cannot get their vitamin D from the sun; they need to take vitamin D supplements. There is evidence that vitamin D may offer protection against cancer. Newswise — As the days grow shorter, the sun’s warm rays aren’t the only thing your body may be missing, warns Creighton University researcher Joan Lappe, Ph.D.… continue reading

Research questions salmon’s vitamin D

Friday, November 16, 2007
By RACHEL ELLNER, Telegraph Correspondent If you’re depending on farmed salmon for your daily vitamin D quota, you might rethink your strategy. It’s a healthy food, but it doesn’t contain the bounty of vitamin D many nutritionists count on. New research shows that popular farmed salmon has only a quarter as much vitamin D as wild caught.… continue reading


Thursday, November 15, 2007
LESLIE BECK If you’re over 50, chances are you’ve heard about osteoporosis – the bone-thinning disease that increases the risk of fractures, particularly of the hip, spine and wrist. It’s estimated that 1.4 million Canadians, including one in four women and at least one in eight men aged 50 and older, have the disease.… continue reading

Many Australians need more sun

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Menzies Research Institute A study which examined the vitamin D levels of people from Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania has found that Vitamin D insufficiency is common over a wide latitude range in Australia. The findings were announced on the 8 November at the launch of Research Australia’s ‘Thank You Day’ in Tasmania.… continue reading

What’s the Real Story on Vitamin D?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
By Gailon Totheroh When a nasty flu struck California’s Atascadero State Hospital, Doctor John Cannell made an interesting discovery. “I know my patients had been exposed to influenza, but none of them got sick,” he said. Why? One reason could be that 30 of Cannell’s patients had been given vitamin D on a regular basis.… continue reading

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