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“Vitamin D To The Rescue…Again”

In December 2010, we were told by the Institute of Medicine, “There’s no proof that megadoses of vitamin D prevent cancer or other ailments.” The Institute’s two-year study concluded that research into the possible role of vitamin D in other diseases is conflicting, with some studies showing no effect and others showing harm. However, this flies in the face of the studies from 2007-2009. Prior studies have shown that rates of breast, colon, ovarian, prostate, pancreatic and lymphomatous cancers are lower in patients with higher vitamin D levels and vitamin D helps prevent cancer cells from growing and spreading. Clinical trials in which people were given high doses of vitamin D showed lower risks of cancer, arthritis and diabetes. I have attributed this to its prooxidant properties (not antioxidant

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