According to cancer.org, risk factors include:
Now, a new study shows vitamin D deficiency could increase your breast cancer risk 600%!
Vitamin D deficiency increases your breast cancer risk six times
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed vitamin D deficiency is a major cause of breast cancer among women, reports naturalnews.com.
And here’s the frightening thing about the study: “It turns out that those whose vitamin D levels were low during the three-month period before they were diagnosed were THREE TIMES more likely to develop breast cancer than women who had the highest levels of the vitamin,” explains Nutrition & Healing’s natural health specialist, Dr Jonathan Wright.
Worrying when you consider that as many as 90% of the global population is vitamin D deficient. And that means it’s never been more important to get your doctor to perform a 25-OH vitamin D blood test to find out where you stand.
How much vitamin D do you need to take to cut your breast cancer risk?
While you wait for your results – make sure you get around 4,000 IU of vitamin D daily to keep your risk down.
To do that, simply spend 20 minutes in the sun every day. Or take three and a half tablespoons of cod liver oil a day. One tablespoon contains around 1,200 IU and is a great way to keep breast cancer at bay.