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New JCTA Facts & Myth Brochure

Friday, May 16, 2008
Dear JCTA member, The New JCTA Fact Brochure called “The Canadian Tanning Experience” is ready to download or preorder copies. Each JCTA member will receive 50 copies FREE. To view the brochure, go to the Media Section of the website. The Brochure is full color and contains Facts and Myths about our industry, tanning, vitamin d, skin cancer, and SPFs.… continue reading


Friday, May 16, 2008
Dear JCTA Members: Each year the annual Sun Awareness Week sponsored by the Canadian Dermatology Association and the Canadian Cancer Society brings with it a large amount of negative media. This year the week they are planning the annual fear driven campaign is May25 – June 1st.… continue reading

Vitamin D may prevent prostate cancer

Friday, May 16, 2008
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Vitamin D not only can be used as a therapy for prostate cancer, it can prevent prostate cancer, a University of Rochester Medical Center suggests. The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, finds vitamin D links with the gene G6PD increases its activity and the production of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.… continue reading

Come and get your sun

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
New research shows slathering on sunscreen can prevent, in addition to sunburn, the body’s natural and needed production of vitamin D. So as summer approaches, here’s advice on avoiding a deficiency of the vitamin and the diseases and disorders that can lead to: Q What does vitamin D do?… continue reading

Vitamin D helps cancer patients survive

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
By David Liu, Ph. D.  ( — Maintaining a high level of vitamin D in the blood may increase the odds of survival for cancer patients, according to a new German study. The study of 3,299 patients showed that the risk of death from fatal cancer was reduced by 55 percent in patients with higher vitamin D levels.… continue reading

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