Higher Vitamin D Intake Needed to Reduce Cancer Risk
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha have reported that markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut the incidence of breast cancer and several other major diseases than had been originally thought. The findings are published February 21 in the journal Anticancer Research.
Vitamin D may help your economic depression and decrease your financial aches and pains
If you are feeling some depression due to the economic downturn and are experiencing the aches and pains of a shrinking portfolio, your answer may lie in taking a vacation to the tropics or at least increasing your intake of vitamin D.
Twisting the Record on Vitamin D
Some new studies, when interpreted in the right way, suggest that Viitamin D could prevent thousands of colon cancer deaths. However, for some reason our media failed to see the positive side of this but instead chose to give the findings a negative slant. Is it their intention to continually discredit positive health findings that may actually allow people to prevent devastating illness, as not important? Or worse yet to make the findings look insignificant? You be the judge.
Vitamin D And The Sunscreen Controversy
The importance of getting enough Vitamin D is of the most extreme in nature. For so long we have been taught to fear the sun, which happens to be the most natural way enabling the body to produce sufficient Vitamin D. We are now seeing the effects of Vitamin D in MS and a host of other disease including cancer.
Vitamin D in the Spotlight
For many years, vitamin D was boring—even to doctors. Because it was considered good for bones and not much else, multitaskers like vitamin A, B vitamins and vitamin E hogged all the press. But recent studies have thrust this long-neglected nutrient into the spotlight. Scientists now think vitamin D may affect everything from diabetes to cancer. They're also finding that many people don't have enough of it.
The Antibiotic Vitamin
Deficiency in vitamin D may predispose people to infection.
Epidemic Influenza and Vitamin D
Explores the possible connections between Vitamin D and Influenza.
Vitamin D Protects Against Tuberculosis
Discovery of the molecular mechanism that the body uses to fight off tuberculosis could open the way to use of ordinary vitamin supplements to help prevent the disease, researchers report.
The Miracle of Vitamin D
Dr. Anu Prabhala and his colleagues reported on the treatment of five patients confined to wheelchairs with severe weakness and fatigue. Blood tests revealed that all suffered from severe vitamin D deficiency. The patients received 50,000 IU vitamin D per week and all became mobile within six weeks.
Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Cod Liver Oil: Some Clarifications
There are inconsistencies in various statements about vitamin A, vitamin D and cod liver oil. These issues revolve around questions of dosage and safety.
Important facts, questions, and answers for the vitamin D enthusiasts.