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Take Your Vitamin D to Prevent Cancer

January 21, 2010

Thirty years of research has shown that low vitamin D is linked to “both skeletal and nonskeletal conditions, including several types of cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, upper respiratory tract infections, all-cause mortality, and many others.” Several studies, both observational and randomized controlled trials, “have demonstrated that adequate levels of vitamin D can decrease the risk and improve survival rates for several types of cancers including breast, rectum, ovary, prostate, stomach, bladder, esophagus, kidney, lung, pancreas, uterus, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.”

While you can get your vitamin D from sunlight, your food and supplements, the study suggests that “(m)ost individuals will require a dietary supplement of 2000 IU/d of vitamin D3 to achieve sufficient levels.” Vitamin D is considered safe up to 10,000 IU/d, so there’s no reason not to include vitamin D in your nutritional regimen.

As vitamin D is only part of the story, you should consult your doctor of chiropractic specifically regarding your own nutritional needs.

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One Response to “ Take Your Vitamin D to Prevent Cancer ”

  1. Joseph Medina, DC on January 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Best way to determine Vitamin D need is to test via a simple blood test.

    No reason to take Vitamin D if you don’t need it.

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