Studies suggest benefits of vitamin D in cancer prevention

05/15/2007 | Chicago Sun-Times (free registration)

Two studies have furthered the idea that vitamin D -- from sunshine and foods like salmon and milk -- may help reduce the incidence of breast cancer by half and colon cancer by more than 60%. About 15 minutes of sunshine a day and 2,000 international units of vitamin D, through food and supplements, are needed for prevention, one researcher says.

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