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Title: Millions of needless death
See full article at: http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2009/jan2009_Millions-of-Needless-Deaths_01.htm, Life Extension Magazine, Jan 2009
Excerpt: "...a study published in June 2008 showed that men with low vitamin D levels suffer 2.42 times more heart attacks. ... Each year, about 157,000 Americans die from coronary artery disease-related heart attacks. Based on this most recent study, if every American optimized their vitamin D status, the number of deaths prevented from this kind of heart attack would be 92,500. ... This does not mean that you should stop taking medications if you can’t get your cardiac risk factors under control by natural methods. It does mean that you should make certain you are not vitamin D-insufficient. ... A study published in January 2008 showed that women with the lowest level of vitamin D were at a 222% increased risk for developing breast cancer. Most studies show that higher levels of vitamin D can reduce breast cancer incidence by around 30-50%. ... Vitamin D-deficient women, for example, have a 253% increased risk of colon cancer. Colon cancer strikes 145,000 Americans each year and 53,580 die from it. ... Each year, approximately 186,800 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,950 perish from it in the United States. ... Prostate cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 189,000 American men this year. Almost 30,000 will die from it. Men with higher levels of vitamin D have a 52% reduced incidence of prostate cancer. ... Stroke is the number three cause of death in the United States. It is also one of the most feared diseases because of its high incidence of permanent disability. In a study published in September 2008, blood indicators of vitamin D status were measured in 3,316 patients with suspected coronary artery disease. The subjects were followed for 7.75 years. For every small decrease in blood indicators of vitamin D status, there was a startling 86% increase in the number of fatal strokes."
Link provided by Dr. John Cannell, www.vitamindcouncil.org