In the News

National Press Questions Holick’s Research Funding

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The Wall Street Journal last week questioned the validity of vitamin D research conducted by vitamin D pioneer Dr. Michael Holick, whose acceptance of $160,000 in funding from the UV Foundation has ties to the indoor tanning industry. The UV Foundation is affiliated with the Indoor Tanning Association.… continue reading

Vitamin D pills for risk groups may be warranted: experts

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
By Stephen Daniells The benefits of vitamin D for brain health may warrant recommendations for supplements in groups at risk of low levels, leading American scientists say. Bruce Ames and Joyce McCann from the Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland state that the evidence overall indicates that inexpensive and prudent supplementation is warranted for groups whose vitamin D status is exceptionally low, particularly nursing infants, the elderly, and African Americans.… continue reading

The big ‘what if’

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Joy Colangelo Have you ever had the sinking feeling that everything you once thought of as true is just not the whole story? Let’s test reality a bit and play “What if?” What if sunscreen encouraged skin cancer? We now have several generations who have slathered on sunscreen their entire lives, yet skin cancer is on the rise even in this population.… continue reading

Record year for Fabutan’s Breast Cancer Campaign

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
TORONTO- 2007 was a record year for Fabutan’s 6th Annual Ray of Hope campaign. Fundraising efforts during the month of October resulted in over $88,000 being donated to the Vitamin D Society for Breast Cancer research. The Ray of Hope campaign understands the necessity to help fund research initiatives as Breast Cancer affects 1 in 9 Canadian women and their families.… continue reading

Should you be concerned about vitamin D deficiency?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Vitamin D deficiency, is it a hidden epidemic? “A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that the widespread deficiency of vitamin D among Americans is more harmful than once believed, increasing their risk of fractures, muscle weakness, and even cancer as they age” Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that performs in the same way as a hormone, it regulates the formation of bone and assists in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the intestines.… continue reading

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