The Power of Vitamin D: One Day in Google News

For the past few years, Dr David Duke has advocated regular doses of Vitamin D and about 15 minutes of sun every few days or so for health reasons—and now his advice has been proven right once again, as a causal news search on “Vitamin D” in just one day produces the following stories:

Vitamin D in high doses may prevent fractures”: Getting enough vitamin D has long been associated with maintaining healthy bones, and now a new international study gives some idea of how much supplementation an older person needs to prevent fractures.

Vitamin D Has the Potential to Reduce the Risk of Hospital-Acquired Infections”: A paper recently published in Dermato-Endocrinology (Youssef et al., 2012) indicates that raising vitamin D concentrations among hospital patients has the potential to greatly reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections.

Vitamin D Might Benefit Patients With Prostate Cancer”: The cancer proliferation marker Ki-67 decreased significantly in men who took high-dose vitamin D in the weeks leading up to radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer, data from a small clinical study showed.

This vitamin cuts deadly pancreatic cancer risk by half”: According to Natural News, a new study presented recently at the American Association for Cancer Research Pancreatic Cancer Conference in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, sheds light on the specific anti-cancer benefits from vitamin D. Individuals that are exposed to natural sunlight, which is the most abundant source of natural vitamin D, are nearly 50% less likely to develop pancreatic cancer than others who are not exposed.

High doses of vitamin D shown to prevent bone fractures in seniors”: High doses of vitamin D prevent fractures in older people – as long as they take the substance regularly, the website Medpage Today is reporting.

Low Vitamin D Linked to Weight Gain in Older Women”: Older women with low blood levels of vitamin D may be more prone to pack on the pounds, when compared with women who have adequate vitamin D levels.

Vitamin D With Calcium May Boost Survival”: Older people who take vitamin D with calcium may have lower death rates than those who don’t.

That finding comes from a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

The message is clear: Vitamin D is essential for good health and vitality.