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Sun exposure unrelated to excess fat and vitamin D

Thursday, August 30, 2007
Lack of sunshine does not appear to be responsible for lower levels of vitamin D levels found in older, heavier, adults, a new study shows. It is more likely due to excess fat which prevents the nutrient from reaching the bloodstream, said Dr.… continue reading

Case For Daily Calcium Pill Strengthened

Thursday, August 30, 2007
Source: University of Western Sydney Date: August 28, 2007 More on: Osteoporosis, Women’s Health, Nutrition, Dietary Supplement, Nutrition Research, Alternative Medicine Case For Daily Calcium Pill Strengthened Science Daily — A new study by University of Western Sydney researchers has found people over 50 who take calcium supplements suffer fewer fractures and enjoy a better quality of life.… continue reading

Dutch Cancer foundation considers promoting the sun

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
By Japke-d Bouma Rotterdam  Under pressure from new scientific insights, the Dutch Cancer Foundation (KWF) is looking at whether advice about sunbathing needs to be amended. • The KWF currently warns against excessive sunbathing. But prevention coordinator Maaike op de Coul said “Perhaps we need to say, more clearly, that the sun is also good for you”.… continue reading

Cancer Foundation considers to promote sunbathing

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The Cancer Foundation warns for the sun. But skin specialists plead to spend, if used wisely, more time in the sun. What is true? We did not see much sun this summer in the Netherlands. Therefore the question rises, what to do if it will shine again exuberant.… continue reading

Sunny Side of Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
By M. Nathaniel Mead Many studies have linked higher latitudes with greater breast cancer risk, and seasonal variations are now thought to influence cancer incidence and mortality. The pivotal mediators in these relationships are believed to be sunshine and vitamin D.… continue reading

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