18.02.19 Vitamin D and Cancer

March 20, 2018



to LOWER cancer rates?

“These findings support the hypothesis that vitamin D has protective effects against cancers at many sites.”

Japan Public Health Center Study

Vitamin D & Cancer

  • New research published in British Medical Journal.
  • Studied 1,000s of people across Japan over 16 years.
  • Other studies have shown a link between vitamin D & cancer rates in other ethnicities – Scientists said observing a link in an Asian population would further prove a connection.

What They Found:

  • Inverse Relationship:A Higher level of vitamin D = Lower rate of cancer.
  • Reduce risk for both men and women.
  • A noticeable decrease risk of liver cancer.
  • Bottom Line: Vitamin D may help prevent cancer.

What Exactly Is Vitamin D?

“Vitamin D is both a nutrient we eat & a hormone our bodies make.” Harvard School of Public Health

  • FewA foods naturally rich in vitamin D, but found in dairy products & fish such as salmon/tuna.
  • Vitamin Supplements: Ongoing debate over how much you need.

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Vitamin ‘D-ficient’

  • Est. 1 Billion people have inadequate levels of vitamin D in their blood – the #1 Worldwide nutritional deficiency
  • Being ‘D-ficient’ may increase the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, some cancers, infectious diseases, seasonal flu & more.

What About The Sun?

  • Sunlight is the major source of vitamin D.
  • The ability to absorb vitamin D from the sun decreases with age, regular use of sunscreen, and indoor lifestyle
  • Supplementation with vitamin D3 is needed to raise blood levels for most people.

We’re asking the same question. HOW MUCH VITAMIN D DO WE NEED? SmartHER Tip: Start with a blood test to determine your vitamin D level …You’ll be more effective with your dosage than any recommendation on paper!

by Jenna Lee,