I have to share more about the incredible benefits of Vitamin D and its protective effects against breast cancer. More research continues to star this vitamin, or hormone, as one of the main players in the prevention of many cancers.
We do need to be careful with high intakes of calcium, which could occur with the intake of Vitamin D supplements containing calcium. This could increase the risk of kidney stones. However, the dosage level of vitamin D associated with kidney stones far exceeds 3,800 IU/day. Until more studies are completed, researchers recommend everyone consume at least 1,000 IU/day of vitamin D3.
I measure 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels in women regularly. Studies have shown that adequate levels of Vitamin D (40-80 nanograms/ml) helps prevent osteoporosis, depression and now even breast and ovarian cancers.
While risk factors for breast and ovarian cancers include menopause, obesity, family history and specific genetic mutations, researchers also are looking at the role of diet in the development, as well as the treatment and prevention of these tumors. At the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, two groups of scientists using sophisticated statistical techniques report their findings of possible preventive properties of Vitamin D against breast cancer… click link for more info….