Thursday, August 2, 2007

Cancer and Vitamin D

In the Everything Gives You Cancer News: Vitamin D deficiency. The results of study are astonishing. I'm taking my supplements. I know, I know...

Most Americans and others are not taking enough vitamin D, a fact that may put them at significant risk for developing cancer, according to a landmark study conducted by Creighton University School of Medicine.

The four-year, randomized study followed 1,179 healthy, postmenopausal women from rural eastern Nebraska.* Participants taking calcium, as well as a quantity of vitamin D3 nearly three times the U.S. government’s Recommended Daily Amount (RDA) for middle-age adults, showed a dramatic 60 percent or greater reduction in cancer risk than women who did not get the vitamin.

More at Creighton University News

FYI, to everyone who has been telling me how wonderful I look: thanks. I felt great until about 6 this evening. Now, like a switch has been thrown, my bones ache, and my spleen, my mysterious little black bile machine, is making itself known. I have six more chemos to go, and can't help but believe that the feeling good times will be overshadowed by the not-feeling-good times. Remember to tell me I look wonderful, even when I look like hell.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You look WONDERFUL. Vitamin D is also supposed to help balance in we senior citizens. The wigs are great, especially the Phil Specter look alike. It brings out the dimple in his chin. My Mother also said "dimple in the chine, Devil within". I know from wigs.