Preventive Medicine: Vitamin D = Sunshine

According to new research from scientists in Toronto, women with vitamin D deficiency had nearly double the risk of cancer spreading and were 73 percent more likely to die within 10 years. These findings, announced by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, add to a growing body of evidence that vitamin D may play a role in preventing and perhaps limiting breast and other cancers. Researchers have also found evidence that vitamin D may help prevent or treat numerous other diseases, such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle pain, depression, heart disease and stroke.

David Kohn, Baltimore Sun

Actually, if you’ve been keeping up with Dr. Joseph Mercola’s site, then you would see that this is old information. Mainstream media likes to reinvent the wheel just have something to write about, but if you really want to stay up to date on the best health advice, I would have to recommend Dr. Mercola’s site. Here are a few past articles on Vitamin D and sunshine:Critics Now Accept the Sun as Your Healthiest Source of Vitamin DHarvard Professor Defends Sunshine, Vitamin D Link 7/5/05

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