Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Cap your Dr. Pepper and save the planet.
Wednesday October 31st 2007, 8:00 PM

Until the environmental movement saves the American family the first dollar, that family is going to be skeptical about giving up its big car and small power bill for some benefit they can't see. [News Source]

At last – proof that we can all cut disease risk.
Wednesday October 31st 2007, 8:00 PM

The WCRF publication is the biggest report on diet and cancer ever produced with every scientific detail available - it represents agreement between the greatest nutrition and cancer experts on the globe and it is relevant for every single one of us today. [News Source]

Study Raises Questions About Vitamin D (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
Wednesday October 31st 2007, 6:47 PM

Whether people had low or high vitamin D levels played no role in their risk of dying from cancer in general. [News Source]

Vitamin D may not reduce cancer deaths (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
Wednesday October 31st 2007, 6:09 PM

A large new study found no sign that vitamin D lowers the overall risk of dying from cancer, injecting a note of caution to the latest vitamin craze. The exception: People with more vitamin D in their blood did have a significantly lower risk of death from colorectal cancer, supporting earlier findings. Getting enough of the so-called sunshine vitamin - the skin makes it from ultraviolet rays - ... [News Source]

Vitamin D May Not Reduce Cancer Deaths (The San Francisco Examiner)
Wednesday October 31st 2007, 6:08 PM

WASHINGTON ( Map , News ) – A large new study found no sign that vitamin D lowers the overall risk of dying from cancer, injecting a note of caution to the latest vitamin craze.

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Vitamin D may not reduce cancer deaths (AP via Yahoo! News)
Wednesday October 31st 2007, 5:51 PM

A large new study found no sign that vitamin D lowers the overall risk of dying from cancer, injecting a note of caution to the latest vitamin craze. The exception: People with more vitamin D in their blood did have a significantly lower risk of death from colorectal cancer, supporting earlier findings. [News Source]

Vitamin D doesn’t reduce cancer risk, study (Nutraingredients.com)
Wednesday October 31st 2007, 1:03 PM

10/31/2007 – Reexamination of data relating to over 15,000 people has cast doubt on claims that increased vitamin D intake may reduce cancer mortality rates.

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Study: Vitamin D Is No Magic Bullet for Cancer (Wired News)
Wednesday October 31st 2007, 12:54 PM

Vitamin D provides many benefits for the human body, but helping cure cancer doesn't appear to be one of them, a study from the National Cancer Institute concludes. [News Source]

Vitamin D cuts colon cancer death risk: study (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Wednesday October 31st 2007, 10:58 AM

People with higher vitamin D levels are less likely to die of colorectal cancer, researchers said on Tuesday, but the vitamin does not appear to affect the chances of dying from any other type of cancer. [News Source]

Cancer Risk Not Much Lower With Vitamin D (KMGH 7 Denver)
Wednesday October 31st 2007, 10:02 AM

The latest study of the "sunshine vitamin" finds it doesn't do much to fight cancer in general. [News Source]

Vitamin D As Cancer Fighter? Maybe Not (Local 6 Orlando)
Wednesday October 31st 2007, 9:50 AM

A study finds that the "sunshine vitamin" really only seems to fight one kind of cancer. [News Source]

As Franklin case shows, mercury remains health threat.
Wednesday October 31st 2007, 9:00 AM

Despite decades of government attempts to erase it from household use, the poisonous metal mercury remains a threat to the environment and public health, especially to children and women of childbearing age. [News Source]