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Just sharing health news which might change in a month or so. But some vitamin D ison my shoppping list till then.


Vitamin D levels tied to colon cancer risk

Reuters – Thu, Sep 1, 2011.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new analysis of earlier research finds that both higher vitamin D intake and higher blood levels of the vitamin's active form are linked to lower risk of colon and rectal cancers.

In 18 studies that included more than 10,000 people, colon cancer risk was as much as 33 percent lower in subjects with the highest blood levels of vitamin D compared to those with the lowest levels, researchers report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Those with the highest intake of vitamin D through supplements and food had 12 percent lower risk than those with the lowest intakes.

The total of studies available for analysis is still sparse, noted senior author Dr. Huanlong Qin and his colleagues from The Sixth People's Hospital affiliated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai. Additional studies would be "highly desirable to enable more precise estimates and a better understanding of the role of vitamin D in colorectal cancer carcinogenesis," they write.

Vitamin D has previously been linked to protection from various cancers, heart disease, diabetes and asthma, among other conditions. How the vitamin might exert a beneficial effect is still poorly understood, however. Some evidence suggests that to achieve a benefit people may need more than current recommended daily requirements.

Up to 58 percent of U.S. adults and adolescents may have vitamin D deficiency, which is "an important health problem in the industrial world," Qin's team said. While there are biologically plausible mechanisms through which low vitamin D levels could increase colon cancer risk, the researchers add, studies have had mixed results so far.

A recent review by the U.S. Institute of Medicine concluded there isn't enough information to justify increasing recommended intakes of vitamin D.

Again we get conflicting news, so just how good are our medical, chemical professionals?
Me thinks we have to many that just file reports while in most of these cases which are funded by us, the tax payers.

Just stop funding them with tax payers $ and we might find out many truths which can be funded by the private sector and as usual those who benefit the most by these studies. But let them pay for their false results as we have plenty of sources to read from just on line alone.


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Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu'
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 - Food should be fortified with the vitamin for improved health, researchers claim.
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Vitamin D supplements could spare more than three million people from colds or flu in the UK each year, researchers claim. The sunshine vitamin is vital for healthy bones, but also has a role in the immune system. The analysis, published in the British Medical Journal, argues food should be fortified with the vitamin. But Public Health England (PHE) says the infections data is not conclusive, although it does recommend supplements. These, it says, should be taken for improved bone and muscle health. The immune system uses vitamin D to make antimicrobial weapons that puncture holes in bacteria and viruses. But as vitamin D is made in the skin while out in the sun, many people have low levels during winter. Trials on using supplements to prevent infections have given mixed results, so the researchers pooled data on 11,321 people from 25 separate trials to try to get a definitive answer.


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The team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) looked at respiratory tract infections - which covers a wide range of illnesses from a sniffle to flu to pneumonia. Overall, the study said one person would be spared infection for every 33 taking vitamin D supplements. That is more effective than flu vaccination, which needs to treat 40 to prevent one case, although flu is far more serious than the common cold. There were greater benefits for those taking pills daily or weekly - rather than in monthly super-doses - and in people who were deficient in the first place. One of the researchers, Prof Adrian Martineau, said: "Assuming a UK population of 65 million, and that 70% have at least one acute respiratory infection each year, then daily or weekly vitamin D supplements will mean 3.25 million fewer people would get at least one acute respiratory infection a year."


There are calls to introduce Vitamin D directly into food

PHE already advises everyone to take vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter for the sake of healthy bones and muscles. They are recommended all year round for some people who get little sunlight on their skin, including people in care homes or those who cover up. However, there is considerable debate about the importance of the latest study. Prof Louis Levy, the head of nutrition science at PHE, said: "The evidence on vitamin D and infection is inconsistent and this study does not provide sufficient evidence to support recommending vitamin D for reducing the risk of respiratory tract infections." But Prof Martin Hewison, from the University of Birmingham and the Society for Endocrinology, said the findings were "striking". "I agree with the authors that this study supports a new indication for vitamin D beyond its established benefits for bone health," he added.


Vitamin D is made naturally by people's bodies - if they get plenty of sunlight

And the research wing of the NHS, the National Institute for Health Research which funded the study, said the findings were "worthy of serious further debate". Ultimately, the researcher team at QMUL want vitamin D to be added to food like in the US where milk is fortified. Prof Martineau said: "Vitamin D fortification of foods provides a steady, low-level intake of vitamin D that has virtually eliminated profound vitamin D deficiency in several countries. "By demonstrating this new benefit of vitamin D, our study strengthens the case for introducing food fortification to improve vitamin D levels in countries such as the UK where profound vitamin D deficiency is common."

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No you don't salty..

Our bodies don't need on a regular basics any extra vitamins. As long as one eats right...

These companies know this yet what most people forget is a company is set up to make a profit. period!

They do not care if your harmed by their or any other companies products unless it leads to a law-suit. And one isn't that easy to prove or sustain.
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No you don't salty..

Our bodies don't need on a regular basics any extra vitamins. As long as one eats right...

These companies know this yet what most people forget is a company is set up to make a profit. period!

They do not care if your harmed by their or any other companies products unless it leads to a law-suit. And one isn't that easy to prove or sustain.
there's a lot of stuff I have to take plus everyone here has vitamin D deficiency due to the lack of enough year round sunlight. Also I have to take a certain amount of magnesium for my heart...stuff like that I can't get by diet alone
but a young or healthy person should for sure eat healthy and maybe avoid problems later on.
up until lately I was always generally healthy even though I had an ongoing chronic illness if that makes any sense
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there's a lot of stuff I have to take plus everyone here has vitamin D deficiency due to the lack of enough year round sunlight. Also I have to take a certain amount of magnesium for my heart...stuff like that I can't get by diet alone
but a young or healthy person should for sure eat healthy and maybe avoid problems later on.
up until lately I was always generally healthy even though I had an ongoing chronic illness if that makes any sense
Vitamin D also helps with the absorption of other vitamins and minerals. One caveat, however, it can also effect how your body absorbs certain meds, so as cliché as it sounds, check with your doctor first.

As one with a chronic condition (T1D), I have been told that if it weren't for the D, I would be perfectly healthy. No problems with the usual things people have with Diabetes.

I'm one who must have sunlight to survive (or I grow fangs and a tail) so increased levels of Vitamin D during the winter months is a necessity for me, and better for those around me.
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Just take more D and get a little sun. Take DHEA as well as a multi vitamin, fish oil and exercise. It's what makes me a bad ass mofo
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No you don't salty..

Our bodies don't need on a regular basics any extra vitamins. As long as one eats right...

These companies know this yet what most people forget is a company is set up to make a profit. period!

They do not care if your harmed by their or any other companies products unless it leads to a law-suit. And one isn't that easy to prove or sustain.
While there are those who claim that todays fruits and veggies have all the nutritional stuff they've always have, fruits and veggies (primary source of most vitamins and minerals) are being picked earlier and earlier in their development, which means they are not reaching their true potential for vitamins and minerals. I won't get into the GMO part of the argument.

And contrary to popular belief, the nutritional value will not develop any further after picking. They don't 'ripen' as they would if still on the plant, tree or vine. What they actually do is start rotting, which some mistake for ripening. They are not the same thing.

I take Vitamin C, fish oil, biotin, and magnesium. Things my body needs more of, in consideration of the T1 diabetes.
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While there are those who claim that todays fruits and veggies have all the nutritional stuff they've always have, fruits and veggies (primary source of most vitamins and minerals) are being picked earlier and earlier in their development, which means they are not reaching their true potential for vitamins and minerals. I won't get into the GMO part of the argument.

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Well pardon me for my lack of sunlight and possibly the lack of some vitamins..

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