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Vitamin D Shown to Double Breast Cancer Survival Rates 03/24/14

Many doctors and researchers are convinced that vitamin plays an important role in preventing various cancers, including breast cancer. Over the past 20-25 years various studies have shown that women who have higher blood levels of vitamin D have an associated lower incidence of breast cancer (1,2,3).  In recent years (2007) a large 4-year clinical trial, involving 1179 healthy postmenopausal women (over  the age of 55), reported that the women given vitamin D supplementation (1100 IU per day) and calcium supplemen...

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Vitamin D Prevents Heart Disease: Largest study to date finds 10/01/12

The largest epidemiological study of its kind, published in 2012 in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis Vascular, Biology, by Brøndum-Jacobsen and colleagues,  showed that low blood vitamin D levels was associated with as much greater risk of heart disease, heart attack and related cardiovascular mortality at an earlier age, compared to individuals with blood vitamin D levels above 50nmol/L. The researchers measured baseline plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D level...

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