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Can Vitamin D Really Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

April 01, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 119

As time goes on, research is showing that vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) can be very influential towards helping prevent and treat certain types of cancer, and breast cancer is one on the list. What exactly does this all mean? Read on to find get the facts surrounding the latest research about the benefits of vitamin D in relationship to fighting breast cancer.

Studies show that vitamin D can help prevent cancers by approximately 77%, according to past research. Now, it is said to be able to help prevent breast cancer, and even aid in the reversal of breast cancer in the body. Knowing this, why does the cancer industry refuse to tell people about this?

If you live in an area where it is possible to get vitamin D from sunlight, it would be wise to spend the necessary time to soak up the benefits from nature's "miracle medicine". When sunlight hits the skin it will trigger the formation of vitamin D. It then activates cellular differentiation in the kidneys and liver, which is basically the opposite of what cancer does. Evidence is indicating that vitamin D DOES have a protective role in the fight against breast cancer.

How Much Time in The Sun in Necessary

If you can manage to soak up around 15 minutes of sunlight every day during the months when it is possible would likely give you a nice healthy dose of vitamin D. Remember, you don't need to walk around in a bikini or Speedo, but the more exposure to your skin the better. And sun block can prevent vitamin D from entering the body by blocking the necessary UV rays.

Studies have also shown that older women that do not get as much vitamin D as possible from foods are more likely to acquire breast cancer. So be sure to load up on foods high in vitamin D, like fatty fish, and sardines.

Being vitamin D deficient has many other health consequences. It is tied to so many other health ailments, and it makes sense to try and do whatever is possible to get the necessary amount so you can avoid many of the problems that arise from being deficient.

In summer months, you can get appropriate levels of vitamin D from the sun, but in those months when you can't it would be wise to supplement your vitamin D. The good news is that you can do that for a low cost.

For more great information about the vast health benefits of vitamin D, and to take a Vitamin D Quiz that can help you determine where you stand visit http://VitaminDStrong.com right now.

Vitamin D has a wide array of benefits, and it is not something you want to become deficient of. The effects vitamin D has on breast cancer are undeniable, so be sure to take the time to educate yourself on the subject as much as possible.

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