The statistics show that in 2016 are expected 1.658,370 NEW diagnoses of cancer in the US alone. Medical researchers haven’t found a cure yet but they came very close to the most recent discovery about one vitamin.
Around 70% of the children in America have vitamin D deficiency and around 75% of the adults lack sunshine vitamin in their everyday life. Although this vitamin doesn’t seem important, it protects from many types of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. A proper daily amount of it benefits your health and it is considered that the missing link to the cure for cancer is one’s increased intake of the nutrient.
It is a big problem that people rarely know if they lack vitamin D so the connection between cancer and vitamin D deficiency can’t be certain. The only way you can confirm you lack vitamin D is a blood test, but there are also many symptoms that can tell you this is your case, such as:
- Depression – vitamin D has been proven to help fight depression and anxiety. A study conducted in 2008 on 441 overweight and obese people in Norway has proved that the group that was given 20,000 and 40,000 IUs a week of vitamin D supplements had decreased depression symptoms after one year, as opposed to those in the placebo group that didn’t have much improvement.
- Bone pain
- Muscle weakness
- Serious asthma issues, particularly in children
- Cognitive impairment (especially in older adults)
- Excessive sweating that occurs without physical activity or heightened temperature shows that one lacks vitamin D.
- Chronic pain
There have been many studies that show that vitamin D helps with cancer. A study of 2007, carried out by Joan Lappe and Robert Heaney on women going through menopause who were given vitamin D to increase their levels. After four years, those women had a 77% lowering of all types of cancer.
Dr. Cecdric also proved in a research that vitamin D is connected to some kinds of cancer, especially breast cancer. What he actually proved was that a person’s risk of breast cancer can be decreased by 50% with a proper level of vitamin D.
As vitamin D is very important for many bodily functions, researchers haven’t found the exact link between vitamin D and cancer. Vitamin D absorbs calcium and helps bone grow. It also benefits the cardiovascular system, autoimmune system as well as other bodily systems.
The recommended daily dose of vitamin D for people aged from 1 to 70 is 600 IU, and for infants from 0 to 12 months is 1000 IU per day. It is ideal to obtain that dosage from dietary sources like fatty fish, milk, yogurt, tuna, mushrooms, orange juice and the sun. Apart from these, oral supplements are good as well (especially in the form of vitamin D3). They should be taken every day and it takes 2-3 months to obtain an adequate level of vitamin D in the body.
Cancer is a puzzle and vitamin D might be the missing piece. Vitamin D in not only important for proper bone and muscle health, but it is also important for lowering the risk of cancer.
Source: Health Online Central