After all this hype about sun burns and skin cancer, it turns out that a deficiency of Vitamin D could be helping cancer’s rates:
“In the latest study, scientists at the Moores Cancer Centre at the University of California, San Diego, estimate that 250,000 cases of colorectal cancer and 350,000 cases of breast cancer could be prevented worldwide by increasing the intake of vitamin D3.
“In the UK, such a strategy would reduce cancer cases by 30,000 a year.
“The study combined data from surveys of blood levels of vitamin D during winter from 15 countries, along with satellite measurements of sunshine and cloud cover.
“The data was then applied to 177 countries to estimate the average blood level of vitamin D among inhabitants, says a report in the journal Nutrition Reviews.
“The study showed lower levels of vitamin D are linked to higher levels of breast and colon cancers.”
Obviously doesn’t mean that you should go out and burn yourself every couple weeks to keep healthy, but it means that couch potatoes no longer are helping their causes either! Funny, how it always works out that our modern scientific paranoia takes things too far and undermines its own cause!