Reducing Cancer Risk Requires a Markedly Higher Vitamin D Intake Than Previously Believed

logo1267406_md Research published in the Journal Anticancer Research on February 21 concluded that markedly increasing the intake of vitamin D is necessary to reach blood levels that will prevent or cut the incidence of breast cancer and other major diseases. Although the levels identified from the research (4,000-8,000 IU daily) is considerably higher than those traditionally recommended by physicians they are within a range considered safe for daily use by the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine in a December, 2010 report.

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Buy Diazepam Online 5Mg This research was based upon a survey of several thousand volunteers who were taking between 1000 and 10,000 IU of vitamin D daily. Blood samples were studied to determine the circulating level of 25-vitamin D that is the form in which most vitamin D circulates in the blood.

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The researchers found that ” the daily intake of vitamin D by adults in the range of 4,000-8,000 IU are needed to maintain blood levels of vitamin D metabolites in the range needed to reduce by about half the risk of several diseases-breast cancer, colon cancer, multiple sclerosis, and type 1 diabetes.” However, according to a recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey only about 10% of the United States population have levels in this range and those are mostly people who work outside. More information can be found at: Tags: , , , This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 9:00 am and is filed under Cancer, research, Vitamin and Minerals. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed. Comments are closed.