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The dish on D

Monday, August 13, 2007
By Gwen Schoen McClatchy Vitamin D is often known as the sunshine vitamin. Do you know why? Here’s a quiz to find out how much you know about vitamin D and why it is an important part of a well-balanced diet.… continue reading

Always wear sunscreen? Maybe not

Monday, August 13, 2007
HEIDI SOPINKA Most people well versed in the wrinkle-inducing, cancer-causing effects of UV rays are slapping on a lot of sunscreen this summer. But a new study by the Environmental Working Group, a Washington non-profit, could change all that. After investigating the chemicals in almost 800 sunscreens, the study reveals a dangerous chink in the solar armour.… continue reading

Aluminum Found In Sunscreen: Could It Cause Skin Cancer?

Monday, August 13, 2007
Science Daily — Scientists at Keele University in Staffordshire have questioned the safety of aluminium added to sunscreens and sunblocks. The researchers, Scott Nicholson, BSc, and Dr Christopher Exley, PhD, Birchall Centre for Inorganic Chemistry and Materials Science at Keele, measured the aluminium content of sunscreens/sunblocks, which either include or do not include an aluminium salt (for example, aluminium hydroxide, aluminium oxide, aluminium silicate, aluminium stearate, aluminium starch octenylsuccinate) as an ingredient.… continue reading

Cheap flights cause rise in skin cancer

Thursday, August 9, 2007
By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor It looks like a bargain – a cheap flight to the sun. But for thousands it is a one-way ticket to cancer. The boom in cheap air travel is not only harming the environment but also the health of the millions who fly in search of summer warmth.… continue reading

Evidence Mounts For Protective Effect Of Vitamin D And Calcium

Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Postmenopausal women who take supplements of calcium and vitamin D may have a reduced risk of developing cancer, according to the results of a randomised controlled trial published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Although there is good evidence to suggest that exposure to sunlight is inversely related to cancer incidence, data supporting a link between vitamin D and cancer is derived largely from observational studies.… continue reading

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