Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 28, 2013
The Vitamin D Society wants to congratulate Cancer Research UK on its innovative Vitamin D and Skin Cancer Prevention Program(2). The new program promotes the beneficial effects of sun exposure through vitamin D production. The Vitamin D Society is hopeful that North American health organizations review the Cancer Research UK Vitamin D program and consider promoting a more balanced sun message which includes both the benefits and risks of moderate sun exposure.
The Cancer Research UK Vitamin D and Skin Cancer Prevention Program recommends:
Cancer Research UK is also launching a new research study to determine the amount of sun exposure needed by skin type so they can offer people of all skin colours the best possible advice about how much sun is safe for them(3).
The Vitamin D Society supports researchers and organizations who promote a balanced sun exposure message in North America and encourages public health organizations to re-evaluate their sun safety programs to help promote the benefits of optimal vitamin D levels.
The Vitamin D Society reminds Canadians to check their Vitamin D levels through a 25(OH)D blood serum test (ask for your test score) to ensure you are between the optimal levels of 100 – 150 nmol/L as recommended by over 40 of the top Vitamin D researchers at GrassrootsHealth(4).
About the Vitamin D Society:
The Vitamin D Society is a Canadian non-profit group organized to: increase awareness of the many health conditions strongly linked to vitamin D deficiency; encourage Canadians to be proactive in protecting their health and have their vitamin D levels tested annually; and help fund valuable vitamin D research. The Vitamin D Society recommends Canadians achieve and maintain optimal 25(OH)D blood levels between 100 – 150 nmol/L.
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Vitamin D Society
1. Holick. Sunlight and vitamin D for bone health and prevention of autoimmune diseases, cancers, and cardiovascular disease. Am J Clin Nutr 2004;80(suppl):1678S-88S.
2. Vitamin D and Skin Cancer Prevention: Cancer Research UK
3. New Cancer Research UK trial will shed light on risks and benefits of sun exposure
4. GrassrootsHealth – Scientists’ Call to D*action