Vitamin D may play major role in dise...

Vitamin D may play major role in disease risks

There are 1 comment on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Apr 7, 2010, titled Vitamin D may play major role in disease risks. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

Dr. Harvey D. Cohen has been in private practice in Rancho Cucamonga since 1979.

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Keith Jett

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Apr 8, 2010
"Vitamin" D is a steroid, not a vitamin. Steroids reduce or eliminate inflammation. Inflammation is associated with many, if not all illnesses.

The governement says 30 ng/ml is sufficient. However the groups who have done the research say 50 ng/ml or higher is correct. It is physcially impossible to reach even 30 ng/ml taking 400 i.u. of vitamin D. The RDI must be increased to a much higher level ASAP.

Avoiding the sun was bad advice. Many more people are sick or dead from too little sun. As for me the tiny risk of fatal skin cancers associated with too much sun is nothing comapred to the hugely increased chances of getting cancer and heart disease.

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