November 14, 2016November 14, 2016
Women with high levels of vitamin D ‘are almost a third more likely to survive breast cancer’

WOMEN are almost a third more likely to survive breast cancer if they have high levels of vitamin D when diagnosed. US researchers followed 1,666 sufferers who provided samples within two months of diagnosis Researchers believe its benefit to breast cancer patients may be related to its role in promoting normal cell development and inhibiting the reproduction of cancer cells – effectively killing them off.   Previous research has shown that low levels of vitamin D among premenopausal women are associated with advanced tumours. They found women with the highest levels of vitamin D had a 30 per cent greater chance of survival A deficiency has...

November 6, 2016November 6, 2016
Two-thirds of Canadians Vitamin D deficient

Statscan finds widespread vitamin D deficiency in Canadians MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT - ENVIRONMENT REPORTER The Globe and Mail The most comprehensive survey ever undertaken on vitamin D in Canadians has found widespread deficiencies of the sunshine vitamin, which is being promoted for everything from the prevention of cancer to reducing heart attack risk. The survey, conducted by Statistics Canada, found that two-thirds of the population has vitamin D levels below the amounts research is associating with reduced risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, while one in 10, or more than three million people, have such low readings that they don’t have enough for good...



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