How vitamin D can help in fight against
There are many health benefits obtained through vitamin D, which is produced by
the body being exposed to sunlight. Even a few minutes a day on sunlight will
help your body to create vitamin D, that's helpful in many ways.
In various studies of cancer cells, vitamin D has shown
some tendency to act against cancer cells in a couple of ways:
- Vitamin D tends to be active in decreasing growth of cancer
- It also helps to stimulate cancer cells dying
- And it inhibited tumour cells ability to grow new blood
All this results in reducing the risk from cancer.
The majority of vitamin D is produced by the body
exposed to sunlight,
but you still needs to get raw vitamin D from food sources, such as
milk, eggs, breakfast cereals, seafood, meats and oils.
Body weight and cancer
Furthermore, a recent major study discovered connection between vitamin D,
body weight and cancer risk:
- people who took vitamin D supplement had 17% less risk to develop advanced
- people who took vitamin D and maintained good body weight had 38% less risk
to develop cancer
- people who were overweight or obese had no risk reducation from
In other words, thoe who had excess body weight received no benefit from vitamin D
in terms of attempting to reduce the risk of cancer.
It shows the importance not only of taking
vitamin D, but even more of keeping a healthy body weight through regular
exercise and good nutrition choices.
Catch on some sunlight today and load up on your vitamin D!