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Vitamin D plays role in fighting diseases

Thursday, January 31, 2008
By Suzanne Bohan, MediaNews For decades, most people paid little attention to vitamin D – called the “sunshine vitamin,” because sun rays absorbed by the skin synthesize the nutrient that regulates calcium and helps build strong bones and teeth. But to their surprise, scientists are learning that vitamin D appears to play an underappreciated role in preventing just about every major disease, from cancer and cardiovascular disease to multiple sclerosis and Type 1 diabetes.… continue reading

Vitamin D: Sunshine and So Much More

Thursday, January 31, 2008
What do the following conditions have in common: osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer? Give up? Experts suspect that insufficient levels of vitamin D raise your risk of getting these diseases. Unfortunately, most of us probably are vitamin D deficient.… continue reading

SADness: Seasonal Affective Disorder & Vitamin D

Thursday, January 31, 2008
Being an evolutionary psychologist, I’m interested in how we as a species cope with novel living conditions – large cities, nuclear families, and time spent mostly indoors. Our relationship with the sun is an interesting one. On one hand, too much sun exposure gives you skin cancer and wrinkles.… continue reading

Thin Bones Seen In Boys with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Thursday, January 31, 2008
Results of an early study suggest that dairy-free diets and unconventional food preferences could put boys with autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at higher than normal risk for thinner, less dense bones when compared to a group of boys the same age who do not have autism.… continue reading

Sunlight reduces risk of 16 different cancers

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
By DrD A recent study by researchers at the University of California found that solar ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation can significantly reduce the risk of 16 different types of cancer by naturally stimulating the production of vitamin D in the skin.… continue reading

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