Vitamin D Protects Against Cancer

“Exciting new research conducted at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Nebraska has revealed that supplementing 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 thatvitamin 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 rural Nebraska. One group of women was given calcium (around 1500 mg daily) and vitamin D (1100 IU daily) while another group was given 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 yearsof the study reveals an impressive 77 percent reduction in cancer due to supplementation. For the full press release of this study please goto this web site: http://road-to-health.com/go/nld

American Cancer Society Opposes Vitamin D

“This research on vitamin D is such good news that the American Cancer Society, of course, had to say something against it. An ACS spokesperson, Marji McCullough, strategic director of nutritional epidemiology for the American Cancer Society, flatly stated that nobody should take supplements to prevent cancer.“If it seems surprising to you that the American Cancer Society — which claims to be against cancer — would dissuade people from taking supplements that slash their cancer risk by77 percent, then you don’t know much about the ACS. In myopinion, the ACS is an organization that actually prevents prevention and openly supports the continuation of cancer as a way to boost its power and profits. The ACS is the wealthiest non-profit in America and has very close ties to pharmaceutical companies, mammography equipment companies and other corporations that profit from cancer. Notice the name, too: It isn’t the American Anti-Cancer Society; it’s the American Cancer Society! What they really stand for is right in the name! “The cancer industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, and I’ve written extensively about the criminal organizations that protect and promote the industry. Just about everything the public is told aboutcancer by these cancer institutions is a lie. Those “race forthe cure” cancer walks are a complete scam (they really aren’t searching for any way to prevent cancer or curecancer, they’re only searching for new patented drugs to profit from cancer). “This research on vitamin D is a huge threat to the cancer industry profit mongers because it reveals a way to prevent cancer for free — by seeking natural sunlight exposure and letting your skin manufacture your own powerful anti-cancer medicine (vitamin D).The idea that the cancer industry could lose 80% of its patients due to widespread education about vitamin D and sunlight scares the living daylights out of the cancer industry. Billions of dollars in cancer profits are at stake here, so the pro-cancer groups have to do everything they can to discredit vitamin D by creating doubt and confusion. The degree of dishonesty at work here is almost unbelievableto those who don’t really know what’s happening inthe cancer industry.” — Mike Adams, Consumer Health Advocate

Vitamin D Supplements Appear to Lower Death Risk from AnyCause

Sept. 11, 2007 — People who regularly take vitamin Dsupplements appear to have a lower risk of death from any cause, at least according to a study that followed the participants over six years. This amazing finding is reported today in the Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Past studies have suggested that deficiencies in vitamin D might be associated with a higher risk of death from cancer, heart disease and diabetes — illnesses that account for 60 percent to 70 percent of deaths in high-income nations. “If the associations made between vitamin D and these conditions were consistent, then interventions effectively strengthening vitamin D status should result in reduced total mortality,” the authors write.Philippe Autier, M.D., International Agency for Research on Cancer,Lyon, France, and Sara Gandini, Ph.D., European Institute of Oncology, Milano, Italy, searched for randomized controlled trials of vitamin D supplements published before November 2006. They analyzed 18 separate trials that included 57,311 participants and evaluated doses of vitamin D ranging from 300 to 2,000 International Units, with anaverage dose of 528 International Units. Most commercially available supplements contain between 400 and 600 International Units. Over an average follow-up period of 5.7 years,4,777 of the participants died. Individuals who took vitamin D had a 7percent lower risk of death than those who did not. In the nine trialsthat collected blood samples, those who took supplements had an average 1.4- to 5.2- fold higher blood level of vitamin D than those who did not. “Mechanisms by which vitamin D supplementation would decrease all-cause mortality are not clear,” the authors write. Vitamin D could inhibit some mechanisms by which cancer cells proliferate, or itmay boost the function of blood vessels or the immune system, they note. “In conclusion, the intake of ordinary doses of vitamin D supplements seems to be associated with decreases in total mortality rates," the authors write. “The relationship between baseline vitamin D status, dose of vitamin D supplements and total mortality rates remains to be investigated. Population-based, placebo-controlled randomized trials in people 50 years or older for at least six years with total mortality as the main end point should be organized to confirm these findings.”

Editorial: Vitamin D and Total Mortality

The meta-analysis “adds a new chapter in the accumulating evidence for a beneficial role of vitamin D on health,” writes Edward Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, in an accompanying editorial. “Research on vitamin D should be continued to clearly elucidate the specific benefits and optimal intakes and levels ofvitamin D,” Dr. Giovannucci writes. “Nonetheless, based on the total body of evidence of health conditions associated with vitamin D deficiency, abetted with the results from this meta-analysis, a more proactive attitude to identify, prevent and treat vitamin D deficiency should be part of standard medical care.“From a broader public health perspective, the roles of moderate sun exposure, food fortification with vitamin D and higher-dose vitamin D supplements for adults need to be debated.”

A Recent Study on Vitamin D Recommends 10,000 IUs daily

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2007, reviewed existing evidence and recommended a change in the safe upperlimit for vitamin D, currently set at 2,000 IU per day by the Food and Nutrition Board. The study’s authors recommended that the safe upper limit be raised to 10,000 IU per day. (Note: The recommendation was written by the Council for Responsible Nutrition, a Washington-based trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, so it remains to be seen whether the upper limit will bechanged.)The evidence on the protective effect of vitamin D against cancer is strong enough for people to take action. Both animal and epidemiological studies suggest that high intake of vitamin D may help prevent or even treat cancers including lymphoma, colon, prostate, skin, and lung cancer, in addition to a wide spectrum of other conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, diabetesmellitus, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.D3-400 IU Vitamin D3, 100 caps (6 Bottles), TwinLab 'Allergy D3'D3, 2,000 IU Vitamin D3, 60 capsules, NLFD3, 5,000 IU Vitamin D3, 60 capsules, NLF