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Vitamin D and cancer: maintaining levels key to protection?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
By Stephen Daniells¬† ¬†Ensuring levels of vitamin D never get low could be a way of protecting against cancer, suggests a new study from Germany. Death from fatal cancer was reduced by 55 per cent amongst people with higher vitamin D levels, according to data collected from 3,299 patients taking part in the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health study and reported in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.… continue reading

The Vitamin D Q&A sheet – test yourself!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
THANKS to Dr. John Cannell Vitamin D is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States, and most physicians are clueless about its importance. If you can answer the majority of these questions correctly you are doing better than the majority of physicians.… continue reading

Low vitamin D levels linked to depression

Monday, May 12, 2008
Researchers in Amsterdam found low levels of vitamin D among seniors who showed symptoms of depression. A study of more than 1,200 elderly people between the ages of 65 and 95 showed that almost 40 per cent of the men and almost 57 per cent of the women had low vitamin D levels in their blood.… continue reading

Canada orders vitamin D study

Sunday, May 11, 2008
MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT Canada says it will launch a study by this fall investigating dramatic claims that a lack of vitamin D could be linked to ailments such as cancer, heart disease and multiple sclerosis. There has been rising pressure on Health Canada for such an investigation because the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Pediatric Society say the evidence on the benefits of taking more of the sunshine vitamin is so strong that they are recommending large doses of it – amounts that, for some ages, are five to 10 times higher than what the government advises.… continue reading

Adequate intake of sunshine vitamin in dispute

Sunday, May 11, 2008
MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT Canadians could be forgiven for being a tad confused about the appropriate intake of the sunshine vitamin. Health Canada has one recommendation, but the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Pediatric Society last year started advising people to take far more.… continue reading

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