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Three-Pronged Approach May Reduce Cancer Risk in Elderly

A combination of high-dose vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and a simple at-home training program has been proven to reduce the risk of cancer by 61% in healthy people over age 70 years. These were the findings of an exploratory analysis in the international DO-HEALTH study, which observed more than 2000 elderly people over 3 years.

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High dosages of vitamin D should not be taken without some research into contraindications. There are heart, cholesterol, psoriasis, and other medications that are contraindicated with Vitamin D. 

10 minutes of exposure to sunlight provides enough of the recommended normal daily allowance. So unless you have lily white skin and never go out in the sun, or slather yourself in sunscreen, most of us who live where the sun almost always shines don't have a deficiency.

If you want to up your intake in the form of supplements, just be sure to read up on side effects of Vit. D toxicity and make sure you aren't on any medications on the list.

Vitamins you get from food are never going to be a problem, because you can't eat enough to overdose them, unless you drink 3 glasses of carrot juice a day, for instance, and cause Vit. A toxicity. But supplements are not necessarily something benign that you can just take with abandon. Also there are water soluable vitamins, like B vitamins, that you can't really overdo, because you just pee out the excess that your body doesn't need. But fat-soluable vitamins are something that you can take too much of, because they build up in your body.

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12 hours ago, mudgirl said:

High dosages of vitamin D should not be taken without some research into contraindications. There are heart, cholesterol, psoriasis, and other medications that are contraindicated with Vitamin D. 

10 minutes of exposure to sunlight provides enough of the recommended normal daily allowance. So unless you have lily white skin and never go out in the sun, or slather yourself in sunscreen, most of us who live where the sun almost always shines don't have a deficiency.

If you want to up your intake in the form of supplements, just be sure to read up on side effects of Vit. D toxicity and make sure you aren't on any medications on the list.

Vitamins you get from food are never going to be a problem, because you can't eat enough to overdose them, unless you drink 3 glasses of carrot juice a day, for instance, and cause Vit. A toxicity. But supplements are not necessarily something benign that you can just take with abandon. Also there are water soluable vitamins, like B vitamins, that you can't really overdo, because you just pee out the excess that your body doesn't need. But fat-soluable vitamins are something that you can take too much of, because they build up in your body.

You can get your blood level of vit d at most labs. As we get older things start going out of wack. Just like an old car, you have to check it more often and correct any abnormalities. 

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