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Vitamin D

Avoiding Neurological Disorders and Death

Deaths from Alzheimer’s in America have soared 55 percent since 1999, as the burden of this fatal form of dementia grows and the population ages, a federal health report said recently. “Millions of Americans and their family members are profoundly affected by Alzheimer’s disease,” said CDC Acting Director Anne Schuchat.

Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk of muscle injury

Awareness of the potent health effects of vitamin D has been on the rise in recent years. Getting sufficient vitamin D is linked with a healthy immune system response, faster healing times and stronger bones, while vitamin D deficiency is linked with a higher risk for cancer, dementia, MS and a range of other health issues. While vitamin D benefits and studies had been mainly focused on older individuals, science is now underscoring the benefits of vitamin D for adults of all ages when it comes to avoiding muscle injury.

Sunscreen reduces vitamin D3 production by 99 percent, study reports

For over two decades, we have been warned about the ‘dangers of sun exposure.’ Yet, while a sunburn can indeed have negative health effects, the truth is that the sun is our best source for vitamin D – particularly vitamin D3.

Unfortunately, sunscreen products – as low as SPF 15 – actually block the production of crucial vitamin D3 by 99 percent or more.

Why the New York Times Got It Wrong about Vitamin D

By Geo Espinosa, ND ~

Recently, a New York Times (NYT) article, Why are So Many People Popping Vitamin D?, suggested that taking vitamin D is a waste of time and money. Gina Kolata, a medical journalist for the NYT, highlighted two new studies concluding that vitamin D does not prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cancer.

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Vitamin D: Why The New York Times is Wrong

Recently, this New York Times (NYT) article suggested that taking vitamin D is a waste of time and money. Gina Kolata, a medical journalist for the NYT, highlighted two new studies concluding that vitamin D does not prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cancer.

Here is a summary of the two studies mentioned in the NYT:

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Breast Cancer and Vitamin D, What’s the Connection?

Dr. Sherry Ross, Oct. 15, 2015
The fact is breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women. As early as the 1980’s, studies began looking at the link between Vitamin D and various types of cancer, including breast cancer.

Study provides clues as to how vitamin D may protect against ovarian cancer

Will Hunter, April 6, 2016
Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest of all gynecologic (related to female reproductive health) cancers. It is the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related death among women.