There are hundreds of studies that now link many forms of cancer, heart disease, depression, dementia, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, and many other conditions and diseases to a vitamin D deficiency. A decrease in obtaining vitamin D through its only natural source has led to decreased vitamin D levels. Although the public has been led to believe that any UV exposure is harmful, research has shown that regular exposure to the sun for short periods of time, without burning, does not pose a significant risk of damage to the skin.
According to the Vitamin D Council, "research does show that there is a link between vitamin D and breast cancer. Studies have shown that women with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to develop breast cancer" and that "in women who already have breast cancer, those with low levels of vitamin D are linked to worse outcomes, like bigger tumors, cancer spreading to other body parts, and death."
It's important to get your vitamin D levels checked before adding supplements to your diet. If you can't get your vitamin D from the sun, then try supplements or foods high in vitamin D. It's one of the things we can do to prevent breast cancer and many other debilitating diseases.
Call Thermography Center of Memphis today at (901) 249-8642 to schedule your breast and/or full body thermogram.