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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Cancer

In a new report published by the National Cancer Institute, low levels of vitamin D appear to be associated with increased cancer rates within men, especially digestive system cancers. The primary source of vitamin D for humans is exposure to sunlight. It is believed by many experts that sunlight may inhibit the growth of cancer in humans. It’s important to note that unprotected or prolonged exposure to the sun increases the risk of deadly skin cancer. Given that, it seems appropriate to enjoy outside activities regularly, but ensure that proper steps are taken to protect the skin such as the use of sunscreen (spf 30 or greater). It also makes sense to consider supplementing with vitamin D as recommended by your doctor of chiropractic or other primary health care provider.

Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute April 5, 2006