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The Vitamin D Newsletter by Dr J Cannell

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Of all the vitamin D things that happened in the last few months, the most dramatic occurred in Canada, and will spare Canadian mothers from seeing tragic diseases develop in their children. Unfortunately, the same foresight didn’t occur in Washington, D.C.,… continue reading

Vitamin D & Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
From California – Exposure to sunlight and its effect on vitamin D synthesis may reduce the risk of advanced breast cancer. Research on close to 4000 women, nearly half of whom had breast cancer, showed that those with significant exposure to sunlight had nearly half the risk of having advanced breast cancer, but this was only found in those who were light skinned.… continue reading

Increased sun exposure halves risk of advanced breast cancer: study

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
U.S. researchers have found that the more sun exposure that light-skinned women receive, the lower their risk of advanced breast cancer. They found that such women with high sun exposure had a 47 per cent lower risk of developing breast cancer that spreads beyond the breast, compared with women who had little sun exposure.… continue reading

Diabetes conference draws international experts to Vancouver

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
TORONTO – What: More than 100 Canadian and international experts will present the latest advances in diabetes research, prevention and management at the 11th annual professional conference of the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism to over 2,500 delegates.… continue reading

This winter, buy a bottle of sunshine

Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Jennifer Sygo Dude, you’re never going to maximize your exposure to vitamin D that way! The sun’s rays are essential to activate the vitamin’s molecules in your body, but they aren’t always easy to come by in a Canadian winter. In my last column, I made mention of a couple of key supplements on my list of recommendations.… continue reading

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