THE MISSING LINK…
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.
- 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!
- THE STUDY:A Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and subsequent risk of total and site specific cancers in Japanese population: large case-cohort study within Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study cohortA http://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k671.full
- Vitamin D and HealthA https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/vitamins/vitamin-d/
- Higher vitamin D levels may be linked to lower risk of cancer
One of the first studies to look at effects of vitamin D and cancer risk in an Asian populationA https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180307230406.htm
by Jenna Lee,