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Claim: Fully 75% of breast and colon cancer deaths could be
prevented if we had somewhere between 40 and 60 ng/ml of
vitamin D in our body. According to a research by Dr. Cedric
F. Garland from University of San Diego, CA Department of
Family and Preventive Medicine, if we increase and maintain
the level of vitamin D in our body from 25 ng/ml to 40-60 ng/ml,
it would prevent approximately 58,000 new cases of breast
cancer, and 49,000 new cases of colon cancer each year, and
3/4 of deaths from these diseases could be prevented in United
States and Canada.

40-60 ng/ml of vitamin D in your body is a reasonable target range. You can get vitamin D either by taking supplement, or naturally
by getting out on sun in a moderate amount to the level that one gets effective range of vitamin D in her/his body to prevent cancer.

Further, according to the same research on a newer model, cause of cancer initiates by disrupting the communication between
cells that is essential to healthy cell turnover due to low vitamin D and calcium levels. In other words, cause of cancer starts with
decoupling of healthy cells; however, vitamin D prevents decoupling of these cells in early stage of cancer.

Check your vitamin D level with your doctor to determine what level your vitamin D should be! 40 to 60 ng/ml vitamin D is a
reasonable target.


Vitamin D level in blood should maintain between 40-60 ng/ml, according to research published by Dr. Cedric F. Garland, University of California San Diego, School
of Medicine. 75% - 80% of people in the United States have below normal rang of vitamin D in their body.

According to observational studies, the rate of breast cancer decreases by about 30% when vitamin D levels are greater than 40 ng/mL comparing to lower levels of
around 20 ng/ml. It appears that, risk of getting breast cancer decreases substantially as vitamin D levels increase from very low levels of less than 10 ng/ml to
20-30 ng/ml. Further, the rate of getting breast cancer decreases at a slower pace from 20-30 ng/ml levels to around 50 ng/ml.



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