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Vitamin D3 Can Reduce Cancer Risk
28 October 2002
by Wyn Snow, Managing Editor

Thirteen 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.

The 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.

Researchers 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."

Source

Frank Grazian. "Study: Not Enough Sun May Increase Risk of Many Cancers." AltMedicine website, 9 July 2002. www.altmedicine.com/Article.asp?ID=3419.end-of-story

 

   
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