Vitamin D – Protector from Cancer?

Probably one of the most unknown facts regarding vitamin D is that it’s one of the most powerful nutrients in nature. Not only does this inflammation fighter help promote healthy heart and brain function, but new studies show the vitamin can help slow down the progression of certain cancers. As a matter of fact, according to numerous studies and medical journals vitamin d, the sunshine vitamin, may be the key to optimum health. It’s no surprise that some scientists call Vitamin D the ultimate protector from disease.

However, nine out of 10 Americans are deficient in vitamin D. Furthermore, it’s been documented many times that even people who spend plenty of time in the sun can still lack this vital inflammation fighter. This is becoming more and more serious because inflammation is a major cause of heart and brain attacks, high blood pressure, joint pain, bone loss, digestive problems, blood sugar imbalances and a host of other serious health problems.

Results of a recent study, presented at the American Society of Hematology’s annual meeting in New Orleans, states that “a high proportion of community-dwelling subjects in both tropical and temperate climates are deficient in vitamin D, and that subjects in northern latitudes often require dietary supplementation to maintain vitamin D sufficiency.” [1]

They also go on and say that “several reports now suggest that vitamin D sufficiency is protective against the development of several cancers, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). However, it is not known whether vitamin D impacts prognosis in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), the most common NHL subtype.” [1]

You can read the background, methods, and results of the entire study by copying and pasting the website address which is listed under the resources heading. But part of the conclusion states that “approximately 50% of all DLBCL patients in this northern US latitude population are vitamin D deficient at the time of diagnosis and treatment. Vitamin D deficient patients have an inferior event-free and overall survival compared to patients with vitamin D levels within the normal range.”

The conclusion of their study should solidify the thought that vitamin D is important. Furthermore, there’s some good news if you feel you’re vitamin D deficient: It’s possible to restore healthy levels of vitamin D by starting a daily routine of taking a vitamin D supplement to avoid dangerous health problems. Finding the highest quality, and most absorbable vitamin D for optimum bone, heart and brain health, is highly recommended.

NOTE: Always check with your health professional, or doctor, before taking any supplement.

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Resources:

[1] ash.confex.com/ash/2009/webprogram/Paper24656.html

The above information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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