Archive for the ‘Vitamin D’ Category

TRAVELSOCIETYBLOG.COM: The potent metabolite of vitamin D, calcitriol, and other vitamin D analogues are chemo-preventive agents that may prevent prostate cancer. READ MORE>

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AUGUST 2: LOS ANGELES TIMES:  Long considered just a supplement consumed with calcium for bone health, vitamin D may have untapped potential in fighting or preventing disease, suggests an explosion of new research. READ MORE>

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JULY 28: PROSTABLOG NZ: When you go out into the sun and get all that beneficial Vitamin D on your skin – don’t go home and wash it off in the shower, says top NZ immunology scientist Dr Richard Forster.

Dr Forster – who is working with eminent colleague Dr Jim Watson on treatment for advanced prostate cancer that harnesses the body’s immune system – says lack of Vitamin D (from the sun) is linked to prostate cancer.

Men have more chance of contracting the disease the further away they live from the Equator.

We must get some sun exposure every day, if we can manage it, and ensure we don’t wash it off before the Vitamin D is absorbed, he told the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ annual conference in Napier last weekend. Absorption takes time.

Watch this website for a full report soon of what the two scientists say about avoiding and treating prostate cancer.

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JUNE 28: NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: A new review shows vitamin D deficiency may increase risk of cancer – but the findings are based primarily on epidemiological and observational data, with no clinical trial ever done on prostate cancer. READ MORE>

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MAY 29: NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFO-LINK: Researchers have reviewed a variety of prostate cancer prevention strategies, including use of 5α-reductase inhibitors, statins (a class of compounds used to reduce cholesterol), NSAIDs, selenium, vitamins E and D, lycopene, allium vegetables (garlic, scallions, onions, chives, and leeks), soy/isoflavones, and green tea polyphenols. READ MORE>

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MAY 23: SCIENCE BLOG: In studying the preventive effects of vitamin D, University of California researchers have proposed a new model of cancer development that hinges on a loss of cancer cells’ ability to stick together. The model, dubbed DINOMIT, differs substantially from the current model of cancer development, which suggests genetic mutations as the earliest driving forces behind cancer. READ MORE>

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