Preventing Cancer

How Vitamin D Can Prevent Cancer

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Vitamin D has long been known as a preventative for many bone related diseases such as rickets, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and a bone loss condition known as hyperparathyroidism,  So obviously vitamin D is very helpful and essential for many bone related diseases in humans.  Lately though scientific studies have been showing that people with  low levels of vitamin D in their system are more prone to breast cancer, especially premenopausal breast cancer. More studies are on the way, but given all the other benefits of vitamin D, it would be important to start taking supplements now. There are other  ways to get you vitamin D if you don’t like supplements, and that would be in fatty fish such as sardines and tuna, fortified milk, and milk products, and also spending time in the sun.  Spending as little as 20 minutes in direct sunlight is enough to provide all the vitamin D for your entire day.

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Another important cancer preventative link has been found between vitamin D deficiency and colorectal cancer. Read more »

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