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Default Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to More Aggressive Lymphoma

Vitamin D deficiency linked to more aggressive lymphoma
by David Gutierrez, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Lymphoma patients with vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to die from their cancer than patients with sufficient blood levels of the vitamin, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Mayo Clinic and presented at a meeting of the American Society of Hematology.

Researchers took blood samples from 374 patients between 2002 and 2008 who had been recently diagnosed with a cancer of the white blood cells known as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The average participant age was 62.

Approximately 40 percent of all lymphomas are of the diffuse large-B cell type. The disease mainly affects people over the age of 50.

The researchers found that roughly 50 percent of all participants suffered from vitamin D deficiency at the beginning of the study, defined as having blood levels below 25 nanograms per liter. Over an average of three years of follow-up, patients with vitamin D deficiency were 50 percent more likely to have their cancer worsen and twice as likely to die as patients with vitamin levels above 25 nanograms per liter.

Researchers have known for a long time that vitamin D helps regulate calcium absorption and thus plays a crucial role in bone and dental health. Recent research suggests that the vitamin may also help regulate the immune system, and that higher levels can help prevent against chronic diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes and dementia. Some researchers are making the case that for these benefits, vitamin D levels must be maintained at a level closer to 40 nanograms per liter.

The Mayo Clinic researchers used the 25 nanogram per liter cutoff because that is the level at which the body begins to leach calcium from its own bones, and is therefore a well-defined deficiency threshold.
Prior research has suggested that vitamin D deficiency may worsen the prognosis for patients with breast, colon and throat cancers.

Sources for this story include: www.sciencenews.org.

https://www.naturalnews.com/028609_vi..._lymphoma.html
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I've been reading a lot about this recently. I'm focusing a lot on cancer research right now as I help my best friend battle her 3rd battle with breast cancer, which moved into her left hip a year ago, and is now in her ovaries. We've both started taking this supplement now, although hers is at a much higher dose than mine since hers is therapeutic and mine is general maintenance. Thank you for posting this specific cancer-related information about Vitamin D.
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I'm focusing a lot on cancer research right now as I help my best friend battle her 3rd battle with breast cancer, which moved into her left hip a year ago, and is now in her ovaries. Thank you for posting this specific cancer-related information about Vitamin D.
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Thank you, kind2creatures, for the welcome and the good wishes to her. She's fighting bravely with a healthy attitude, so hopefully we'll beat this together.
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Cedric Garland on Vitamin d and cancer
anyone reading the above has to get a grip on reality when it comes to the NATURAL PRIMITIVE 25(OH)D level naked humans natural attain and maintain given full body sun exposure.
Ideally a level between 60~80ng/ml is normal.
This is more than double almost 3 times the 25ng/ml level discussed here

I'm sure that Mayo Clinic researchers don't want to rock the boat and do anything that may actually reduce the incidence of cancer. But I do. I think we've got to understand the difference between the natural levels our DNA evolved to function best with and the levels that promote the greatest incidence of cancer and other chronic illness. If you go outside tomorrow at midday and lay naked in the midday sun your skin will produce around 10,000~20,000iu vitamin D.

Your doctor may say that 2000iu of the same D3 is toxic but if that really were the case would humans have survived millions of years of evolution living naked outdoors?

I think not.

The 25(OH)D the human body homeostaticly attains and maintains should be regarded as the norm particularly as this is also the level at which human breast milk is vitamin d replete.

1000iu/daily D3 per 25lbs Vitamin D3 is required to get to around 60ng/ml.
5000iu/daily is probably the minimum daily but take extra at the weekend to ensure over the week you achieve 1000iu/daily/per 25lbs you weigh.
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Good point Ted. Docs know as much about nutrition as a one hr lacture in med school gives them. When I took my dad to the sports med doc today I mentioned I had him on HIGH DOSE vitamin A but stopped because it interferes with bone strength. He told me, after physical therapy have him work out for a few months and get him back on it.

AGAIN: I know people personally who have been screwed up by statins. I bet not one single person on this board knows (even second handidly) someone who has had toxic effects from vitamins.
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When I took my dad to the sports med doc today I mentioned I had him on HIGH DOSE vitamin A but stopped because it interferes with bone strength.
Vitamin A Toxicity

It's possible the muscle weakness is because of Vitamin D insufficiency. The Vitamin A at high levels can block the Vitamin D Receptors thereby nullifying their ability to function.
If you could cut intake of vitamin A down to 3000iu that should be plenty while INCREASING vitamin D to 1000iu/daily per 25lbs weight.
A 25(OH)D test will confirm he's got to 60ng/ml.
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It's possible the muscle weakness is because of Vitamin D insufficiency. The Vitamin A at high levels can block the Vitamin D Receptors thereby nullifying their ability to function.
If you could cut intake of vitamin A down to 3000iu that should be plenty while INCREASING vitamin D to 1000iu/daily per 25lbs weight.
A 25(OH)D test will confirm he's got to 60ng/ml.
That was awhile back. He is on the 50000 D2 once a week and I have added a 5000 D3 once a week.
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NCI sponsored a meeting with 100+ scientists to talk about what vitamin D can do. The results are on this 29 minute video telling how it can cut breast cancer by 70% and it suggests lifeguard levels of vitamin D.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ-qekFoi-o&feature=player_embedded#
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NCI sponsored a meeting with 100+ scientists to talk about what vitamin D can do. The results are on this 29 minute video telling how it can cut breast cancer by 70% and it suggests lifeguard levels of vitamin D.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ-qekFoi-o&feature=player_embedded#
In fact there are a series of videos by Grassrootshealth that will help you better understand the latest science.
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