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Warning: Deficiency in THIS key vitamin increases your breast cancer risk 6 times!

by , 09 September 2013

Breast cancer is something all women worry about. So it's no wonder that you check yourself regularly and, at the first sign of a lump, rush off to the doctor to get any abnormalities checked out. You've probably scrutinised your family history to see if you're at high risk for developing the disease. And we're willing to bet you eat well and keep fit since your know an unhealthy lifestyle can cause havoc. But are we doing enough? Now, a new study shows that something as simple as a vitamin deficiency could increase your breast cancer risk 600%...

Recent numbers shows 1 in 27 South African women will have breast cancer in her lifetime.

That’s scary considering that while breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer, it’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women.

According to cancer.org, risk factors include:

  • Your age: Women over 55 are more susceptible to the disease;
  • Genetics and family history: If there’s a history of breast cancer in your close blood relations, you’re more likely to suffer too;
  • Starting menstruation early (before the age of 12) and going through menopause late (after 55);
  • Using oral contraceptives;
  • Drinking two or more glasses of alcohol a day;
  • Being overweight;
  • And much more.

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.

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