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Vitamin D Deficiency Related to cancer and auto-immune diseases
4 years ago

Vitamin D Deficiency Affects Genes for Cancer, Autoimmune Disorders

A study has linked vitamin D deficiency with an increased risk for cancer and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis MS, and lupus. Researchers found, through mapping vitamin D receptor binding throughout the human genome, that vitamin D deficiency is a major environmental factor in increasing the risk of developing these disorders.



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4 years ago

I thought this was important and interesting because Vit. D deficiency happens more in winter months and it is a very important vitamin to good health.


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4 years ago

4 years ago

Yeah.  I've been using D for years now, especially in the winter.  Also K1, and K2's. 

4 years ago

MA General Hospital and Brigham and Womens Hospital both test now for Vit. D and stress its importance.  Most people are very deficient in Vit. D, it is very common and it does affect health and immune system.   In summer time, there is less of a problem as sunshine provides a dose of Vit. D but it is better absorbed with taking in Vit. C like drinking orange juice or eating oranges, citrus fruit, etc..

4 years ago

I have always suspected that this would turn out to be the case.  Slather on so much sunscreen and you can't make your own.  I only use sunscreen when I am out for long times in the summer.  I also used it when I was a lifeguard.  We need vitamen D and the D we make ourselves is much better than taking it as a pill. 

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