1000 IU Per Day of Vitamin D Fights Cancer!

How’s this for an amazing statement?

“Cancer prevention specialists have concluded that taking 1,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D3 per day may lower an individual’s risk of developing certain cancers, including breast, colon, prostate, and ovarian, by up to 50 percent. Researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego call for prompt public health action to increase intake of vitamin D3 as an inexpensive tool for prevention of diseases that claim millions of lives each year.”

More Vitamin D for Everyone, Cancer Researchers Urge

This is actually amazing news to me! Allopathic researchers recommending a vitamin supplement to fight cancer? To me this is big news! It means that they recognize that nutrition is key in fighting cancer!

“‘The high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, combined with the discovery of increased risks of certain types of cancer in those who are deficient, suggest that vitamin D deficiency may account for several thousand premature deaths from colon, breast, ovarian and other cancers annually,’ according to the Moores Center research group. ‘Breast cancer will strike one in eight American women in their lifetime,’ notes co-author Cedric F. Garland. ‘Early detection using mammography reduces mortality rates by approximately 20 percent. But use of vitamin D might prevent this cancer in the first place.’ ‘African-American women who develop breast cancer are more likely to die from the disease than White women of the same age, notes Garland. African-Americans also have substantially poorer survival rates for colon, prostate and ovarian cancers as well.’ After making adjustments for socioeconomic status and access to healthcare, researchers conclude the difference in survival rate is linked to vitamin D deficiency.”

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