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Casual link established between Vitamin D and Autism
Higher vitamin D levels associated with improved breast and colorectal cancer survival

Casual link established between Vitamin D and Autism

Vitamin D is currently enjoying the public health spotlight. It is estimated that a high percentage of individuals - especially in northern latitude countries - are vitamin D deficient, resulting in an increase of rickets cases in the UK particularly. Vitamin D deficiency has also been implicated in other diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer, and new research now suggests a link to autism.

Researchers from the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Drs Rhonda Patrick and Bruce Ames, have discovered that vitamin D activates the hormones serotonin, oxytocin and vasopressin (all hormones associated with autism).

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140226110836.htm

 Higher vitamin D levels associated with improved breast and colorectal cancer survival

An article published online in the European Journal of Cancer reports the results of two meta-analyses conducted by researchers at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg which affirm a protective effect for higher levels of vitamin D against the risk of dying from breast cancer as well as colorectal cancer.

http://www.ejcancer.com/article/S0959-8049(14)00124-5/abstract

So make the most of the sunshine while we have it.....taking care not to burn...

 

Posted: May 21, 2014