September 16, 2016

Did you know that fully one out of every seven men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime? (source: Prostate Cancer Foundation) This is much too high.

I have a husband, as many women do, who has had prostate cancer AND treatment. I encourage any of you women, who have a husband such as mine, to make sure that your husband gets on vitamin D right now and measure their serum levels. It matters!  Please note that the men in Dr. Hollis’ study reached a plateau of about 60 ng/ml taking 4000 IU vitamin D / day for a year, and, those were the ones with the biggest benefit.  We need to constantly focus ourselves on the serum level vs the intake as being the appropriate biological marker.  We will publish more on this next month.

Since it is prostate cancer awareness month, it is a good time to remind everyone about our scientists’ findings on vitamin D and prostate cancer. Both Reinhold Vieth and Bruce Hollis have been involved with vitamin D for a very long time and are ambassadors at their universities for vitamin D. They have both started studies giving larger doses to study participants, something that was thought to be unsafe before 2015. (Dr. Hollis was the first to get permission to give 4000 IU/day back in 2007.)

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