VITAMIN D NEWS: Vitamin-D-Regulated Genes Found to Inhibit Prostate Cancer (A New Vitamin D-Regulated Gene Antiproliferative in Prostate Cancer Cells)
The below article summarizes results from a study that introduce two genes in your body that inhibit prostate cancer. These genes are regulated by vitamin D. Vitamin D locks into receptor sites in your chromosomes/DNA in your cells and enables expression of genes. Genes are like strings of computer codes that ultimately get translated into proteins, just like one language gets translated into another. Proteins aren't just the substance that you eat and what makes up your muscle tissue. Proteins have many functions in the body, such as as carriers (insulin) and gates (osteoprotegerin) that allow substances in and out of cells. Insulin, for example, is what allows sugar to enter your cells. Osteoprotegerin allows minerals into the tissues, which is good at normal levels and bad in excess. They also act as prostate cancer cell inhibitors, as found in the study at the link below. Vitamin D, and other helper substances like magnesium, make it all happen.
Click on link for article: http://www.shineonscotland.org.uk/news/2010/10/world-meet-gadd45y-a-new-vitamin-d-regulated-gene-antiproliferative-in-prostate-cancer-cells/. The article is on Ryan and Alan McLaughlin's website. Ryan is the Scottish boy, now young man, who successfully campaigned to introduce vitamin D legislation into the Scottish parliament in the fight against multiple sclerosis.