Vitamin D3 Can Reduce Cancer Risk
by Wyn Snow, Managing Editor
kinds of cancer are related to how much sunlight and vitamin D one
receives. An ecologic study published by the American Cancer Society
compared cancer mortality to geographical variations in exposure
to ultraviolet light.
study confirms previous results that higher levels of sunlight (specifically
solar UV-B radiation) are associated with reduced risk of cancer
of the bladder, breast, colon, esophagus, kidney, lung, ovary, pancreas,
prostate, rectum, stomach, and uterus, as well as non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
conclude that at least 23,000 lives could be saved each year by
"increased careful exposure to solar UV-B radiation and more safely,
vitamin D3 supplementation, especially in nonsummer months."
Grazian. "Study: Not Enough Sun May Increase Risk of Many Cancers."
AltMedicine website, 9 July 2002. www.altmedicine.com/Article.asp?ID=3419.