Low vitamin d level increases risk of heart disease

JAMA / Archives – Low levels of vitamin D appear to be associated with higher risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) in men, according to a report in the June 9, 2008 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Studies have shown that the rates of cardiovascular disease-related deaths are increased at higher latitudes and during the winter months […]

Vitamin D3, sun and type 1 diabetes risk in children

Sun exposure and vitamin D levels may play a strong role in risk of type 1 diabetes in children, according to new findings by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). This association comes on the heels of similar research findings by this same group regarding vitamin D levels and several major cancers. In this new study, the […]

Vitamin D from sun exposure linked to lower risk of breast cancer

UCSD.edu – Using newly available data on worldwide cancer incidence, researchers have shown a clear association between deficiency in exposure to sunlight – specifically ultraviolet B (UVB), which causes vitamin D3 production in the skin – and breast cancer. UVB exposure triggers photosynthesis of vitamin D3 in the body. This form of vitamin D also […]

Prostate cancer surgery 40 percent more successful with experienced surgeons

Surgery by doctors with little experience has 70 percent worse rate of prostate cancer recurrence. Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center – According to a new study published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, prostate cancer patients treated by highly experienced surgeons are much more likely to be cancer-free five years after surgery than patients […]