Vitamin D’s potential to reduce cancer risk – and maybe even improve outcome of its treatment – is a field of research that is hot, hot, hot. As we discussed in last week’s post on the research, for now we have far more questions than answers. While we wait for answers, what do we do about vitamin D? Here are insights from some top researchers on the subject. [Read more…] about What to Do About Vitamin D & Cancer Risk: New Insights from Top Researchers (Part 2)
Good evidence supports the potential for vitamin D to play a role in reducing cancer risk. However, optimal levels remain unclear, since some studies raise concern that body levels of vitamin D that are too high could pose risk.
Vitamin D’s relationship to cancer was a major session at the latest research conference sponsored by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), and new studies are underway to provide clearer answers. Here are insights from top researchers in the field to help us as we try to figure out what we should do while we wait for those answers. [Read more…] about Vitamin D & Cancer Risk: New Insights from Top Researchers (Part 1)
Put aside thoughts of whether or not you meet recommendations for walking or other moderate activity, and answer two questions of newly recognized importance: How many minutes a day do you spend butt-in-chair or-car? And of that time, how much is extended sitting versus up-and-down?
The potential relevance of these two questions to your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases was one of the major topics emerging from last week’s research conference held by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).
Since I’ve been back from the conference, I’ve been plowing through the latest findings. There’s enough here that I will be making some simple changes in my life, and will be more intentional about encouraging them in my work with clients and in speaking.
The latest major research report on diet’s link to breast cancer risk concluded that data is too limited to allow any conclusions about dietary fiber. Since then, a few more studies have added to the picture. In a recent combined analysis of ten population studies, involving more than 712,000 women, those who consumed the most dietary fiber were less likely to develop breast cancer than those who consumed the least. Is this enough to justify any change in steps we already take to reduce breast cancer risk?