Monday, February 15, 2010

A Breast Cancer Prevention Tidbit!

Studies from the University of California, San Diego show that Vitamin D is significantly important in reducing the development of breast cancer. These studies found that the less sun exposure a woman has, the more likely she is to develop breast cancer. Our bodies convert sunlight into Vitamin D, so getting 15 minutes of midday sun would be great. This study also mentioned, however, "...people with photosensitivity disorders, or anyone with a personal or family history of nonmelanoma skin cancer, any amount of extra sun exposure would be inadvisable." There are also Vitamin D-3 supplements on the market that could work during the winter months when many of us are deprived the sunlight our bodies need. I think it would behoove you, however, to read this to help in selecting the best option for you.

Have a sun-shiny day!


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