First eggs are good for you. Then they are bad for you.
Now they are good for you again. Then it was hot dogs.
They were good for you, bad for you, and now some are
saying they are good for you again.
Looks like sunshine is the latest to go from bad to good
to bad and now back to good. I knew that sunshine
helped with the vitamin D production, and thus decreased
your chances of getting Rickett. Now 'they' are saying that
the vitamin D production helps fight cancer.
So .. it looks like you should take the sunscreen OFF a few
times a week and let the sun shine on ya'.
the sun screen all together ... MODERATION is the key word.
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE
(AP) Scientists are excited about a vitamin again. But unlike fads that
sizzled and fizzled, the evidence this time is strong and keeps growing.
If it bears out, it will challenge one of medicine's most fundamental beliefs:
that people need to coat themselves with sunscreen whenever they're in
the sun. Doing that may actually contribute to far more cancer deaths than
it prevents, some researchers think.
The vitamin is D, nicknamed the "sunshine vitamin" because the skin
makes it from ultraviolet rays. Sunscreen blocks its production, but
dermatologists and health agencies have long preached that such lotions
are needed to prevent skin cancer. Now some scientists are questioning
that advice. The reason is that vitamin D increasingly seems important for
preventing and even treating many types of cancer.
In the last three months alone, four separate studies found it helped
protect against lymphoma and cancers of the prostate, lung and, ironically,
the skin. The strongest evidence is for colon cancer.
Many people aren't getting enough vitamin D. It's hard to do from food and
fortified milk alone, and supplements are problematic.
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More info from the gov't-
[edit on 5/23/2005 by FlyersFan]