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The Vitamin D Council – Newsletter

Monday, May 5, 2008
Washington Post article, To-Good-To-Be-True, sums up the April 9th vitamin D symposium at UCSD in San Diego, which was nothing short of spectacular. Carole Baggerly outdid herself organizing it and explaining how she got involved. Make no mistake; Carole is both serious and energetic.… continue reading

Indoor Tanning Dangers Highlighted – AAD PR

Monday, May 5, 2008
Indoor Tanning Dangers Highlighted in New Public Service Advertisement Campaign Libraries Medical News Keywords DERMATOLOGY; DERMATOLOGIST; SKIN CANCER; INDOOR TANNING; VITAMIN D At age 17, all Meghan Rothschild and Brittany Lietz wanted was a dark tan. They thought it made them look beautiful.… continue reading

New Research on the Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Friday, May 2, 2008
WASHINGTON — Today the Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) launched a pre-emptive strike against those who will hype fears about the sun next week on “Melanoma Monday,” by running an ad nationally in USA TODAY. The text of the ad reads: “Dermatologists and the sunscreen industry have spent millions on a deceptive campaign to scare Americans away from the sun.… continue reading

Sun Exposure and Arthritis

Friday, May 2, 2008
The national arthritis charity warns that sunshine is crucial for the body to produce vitamin D which is required to ward off degenerative conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis. Earlier this year, James E Dowd, an American rheumatologist, published details of his use of vitamin D in treating arthritic patients.… continue reading

A Too-Good-to-Be-True Nutrient?

Thursday, May 1, 2008
By Sally Squires Washington Post – Imagine a nutrient that could help prevent cancer, heart disease and tuberculosis, preserve bones, and thwart autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile diabetes. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?… continue reading

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