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Cancer’s Enemy: A Vitamin??

A revolution is underway regarding cancer. Cancer has a new enemy: vitamin D. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods and naturally occurs when ultraviolet rays from the sun hit the skin. It’s also available as a supplement. Recent evidence cited in the Annals of Epidemiology shows that...   #Educate #Sunlight

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The Sunshine Vitamin

The list of benefits with vitamin D is long and includes helping the body prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, osteoporosis, and much more. As it relates to calcium, without vitamin D, less than 15% of dietary calcium is absorbed, making adult consumption of milk futile. Vitamin D is one of few vitamins that doesn’t...   #Sunlight

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Vitamin D: BFF to Auto-Immune Sufferers

Vitamin D contains steroidal properties which make this vitamin the new “bff” of autoimmune sufferers. Vitamin D deficiency is a leading risk factor for autoimmune conditions including Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatory issues, as well as several chronic, inflammatory conditions. The serum metabolite of Vitamin D regulates the activities of the immune system,...   #Sunlight

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Vitamin D, Obesity, & Type 2 Diabetes

The sun will soon become the BFF of Type 2 Diabetes. Thanks to a 2012 Turkish study, the correlation between obesity, vitamin D levels, and Type 2 diabetes has been determined. The study revealed that type 2 diabetics, primarily those with higher BMI levels, also suffer from vitamin D deficiency. T association comes because of...   #Diabetes #Obesity #Sunlight

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