Jeremy Laurance, an Independent Online Health Editor, reported after assessing almost every scientific paper published on the link between vitamin D and cancer since the 1960s, U.S. scientists recommend a daily dose of 1,000 international units (25 micrograms) to maintain health. “The high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency combined with the discovery of increased risks of certain types of cancer in those who are deficient, suggest that vitamin D deficiency may account for several thousand premature deaths from colon, breast, ovarian and other cancers annually,” as stated in the online version of the American Journal of Public Health.
A daily dose of vitamin D could cut the risk of cancers of the breast, colon and ovary by up to 50 percent, a 40-year review of research found. The evidence for the protective effect of the “sunshine vitamin” is so overwhelming that urgent action must be taken by public health authorities to boost blood levels, say cancer specialists.
Growing bodies of evidence in recent years show that lack of vitamin D may have lethal effects. Heart disease, lung disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis are among the conditions believed to play a vital role. The vitamin is also essential for bone health and protects against rickets in children and osteoporosis in the elderly.
Read my full report here: The Sun Is Not Enough! – The Silent Epidemic Of Vitamin D Deficiency