Since 2000, numerous research studies have shown a link between vitamin D deficiency and cancers-including breast, prostate, colon, pancreatic, ovarian and kidney. Researchers now believe increasing the active level of vitamin D, 25-hydroxyvitamin D would dramatically decrease cancer deaths and the number of new cases.
Vitamin D, once thought to play a role only in bone function and calcium metabolism, is now known to effect more than 30,000 genes. Unlike other vitamins, it is in fact a hormone with many actions throughout the body.
Vitamin D deficiency plays a role in numerous diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic pain, asthma, osteoarthritis and other disorders.
Vitamin D’s recently discovered actions and population studies suggest a new model of cancer can be considered.
Dr. Cedric Garland proposes that 58,000 cases of breast cancer and 49,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancer each year can be reduced with appropriate Vitamin D levels in the United States and Canada. And could eliminate 75% of all deaths from these diseases in the US and Canada, if the 25 (OH) D level is raised to 50 to 60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L).
He says there are no unreasonable risks from taking 2000 IU per day of vitamin D3 or from the elevated blood level of vitamin D 3. He also says that the time has come for a nationally coordinated effort to dramatically increase vitamin D intake that would not only prevent these tragically and costly diseases, but would also significantly improve our nation’s quality of life and level health.
In my opinion, as a physician, this is the most important body of research and information that I can ever share. I’ve seen countless numbers of people worried about their possibility of developing cancer, due to their family history. Now you an take a simple blood test and vitamin D3 supplements. What could be easier, when you consider the relief and peace of mind this approach provides.
Sometimes, the easy solution is the most difficult to grasp.