Get Enough Vitamin D to Prevent Cancer

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Get Enough Vitamin D to Prevent Cancer
« on: November 26, 2013, 02:20:50 PM »
Get Enough Vitamin D to Prevent Cancer

Lack of the "sunshine" vitamin has been linked to colon cancer, and studies suggest that vitamin D deficiency may contribute to other cancers, as well. Your body makes most of its own vitamin D from the sun's UVB rays (in a complicated process involving your skin, liver, and kidneys), but because you want to avoid too much sun exposure, and foods -- even D-fortified ones -- may not deliver all you need, a daily vitamin D supplement is good insurance against a shortfall. Take 1,000 international units (IU) of supplemental vitamin D3 (that's the kind your body manufactures from the sun) if you're 60 or younger; 1,200 IU if you're over 60. It can make your RealAge up to 2.5 years younger.
Dr. Sharifa Sultana
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy,
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences,
Daffodil International University