|Scrutinizing the evidence for breast
cancer procedures and treatments
|Supplement Strategies - Vitamin D3
|Got Vitamin D?
Breast cancer patients with low vitamin D levels had a 73
percent higher risk of death than women who were vitamin D-
sufficient. This study was released by University of Toronto
researchers (Goodwin, 2008).
Women with low levels of Vitamin D had more aggressive tumors.
The women were diagnosed between 1989 and 1996 and followed
until 2007, on average 12 years.
Overall survival (death from other causes) was also vastly
better in the Vitamin D-sufficient group.
Other researchers also reported triple negative breast cancer
patients had the lowest levels of vitamin D. (Rainville, 2009).
For the last ten years we have been advocating high dose
Vitamin D for breast cancer patients because early studies
strongly indicated Vitamin D deficiency is strongly associated
with breast and certain other cancers.
But now more studies are piling up to support the initial findings.
Vitamin D supplements are available from health food stores but
pharmaceutical companies are patenting altered vitamin D molecules
for potential use as a drug.
Cedric Garland, DrPH, has done research suggesting Vitamin D blood
levels should be used as a breast cancer screening tool. See his
video interview on the left side of the page.
that the risk of breast cancer was reduced by 50% when vitamin
D in the blood was 52 nanograms per milliliter, which equals to
no less than 1000 international units (IU) of vitamin D every day
whether in the diet or in supplements. The average person only
gets 310 IU a day. (Evidence of Need for Increasing Dietary
Vitamin D in Food. Abstract 4008 - AACR Conference.)
We are indebted To Dr. John Cannell of The Vitamin D Council
for his inspiring presentation to the Cancer Control Society in
2005. The highlights of the Council's research on Vitamin D and
breast cancer are summarized below.
cancer patients for vitamin D receptors, they will not have
many; if you treat their deficiency, they will probably
develop those receptors.
According to the landmark work of R. Vieth in the American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition (1999, 2001), the RDA for Vitamin D is
antiquated, and during a sunny day total body sun exposure may
make 10,000 units. Giving volunteers 4,000 IU in winter
produced no adverse calcium levels in blood or urine.
cancer patients may take between 4000 to 6000 IU, of vitamin D3
per day. Periodic blood tests are needed. Keep your physician
advised of your dosage regimen. If this dosage does not bring
Vitamin D blood levels up to the recommended levels, raising
the dosage and monitoring calcium levels is recommended.
Vitamin D levels in the 70-85 range.
The risk of dying
of breast cancer
was 73 percent
higher in women
with too-low levels
of vitamin D
versus women in
the optimal range.
Vitamin D3 is the
form of vitamin D
made in the skin
with D2 which may
be found in small
Can Vitamin D
levels be used as
a breast cancer
Watch Dr. Cedric
Canadian Vitamin D
levels must be
divided by 2.5 to
equal the values
used in the U.S
100 in a Canadian
test = 40 in a US test
Vitamin D Deficiency Seminar
Symposium 2009 in Print
|Optimal Vitamin D by
Aliss Terpstra, CNP
|50% Less Breast Cancer Spread With Higher
Vitamin D Levels.
See Below, PJ Goodwin et al., U of Toronto
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