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New Scientific Discoveries About Cancer and Vitamin D

- Monday, August 16, 2010

In one of our older posts we discussed vitamin D, and its two forms; D2 and D3.  Today, we'd like to share with you some recent  new discovery about the health benefits of vitamin D.  New medical research reveals that Vitamin D could very well be THE most effective “medicine” to use in the war against cancer. 
 
According to Joel Fuhrman, M.D., vitamin D "has now emerged as a positive contributor to many non-skeletal physiological processes which contribute to the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, infections, autoimmune diseases, and more Researchers at Creighton University’s  School of Medicine discovered that supplementing your diet with vitamin D and calcium can reduce your risk of cancer by an astonishing 77 percent. This includes breast cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer and other forms of cancer. This research provides strong new evidence that vitamin D is the single most effective medicine against cancer, far outpacing the benefits of any cancer drug known to modern science.

The study involved 1,179 healthy women from Nebraska. One group of women was given calcium (around 1500 mg daily) and vitamin D (1100 IU daily) while another group was given a placebo. Over four years the group receiving the calcium and vitamin D supplements showed a 60 percent decrease in cancers. Considering just the last three years of the study reveals an impressive 77 percent reduction in cancer due to supplementation.

The research at Creighton University continues  and we hope to they publish more findings soon.  The medical community and the Food and Drug Administration have not altered the official language of the recommended daily dosage of Vitamin D, but stay tuned.  This could soon be one of the more talked about medical breakthroughs.