Silver Bullet Enterprises
Producers of Safe, Simple
and related Products...
111 W.S. 1st Street, #110
Johnstown, Colorado 80534
World's Finest Home Colloidal Silver Generators
Creighton press release
Cancer and Vitamin D
Here's the original press release about the new findings on vitamin D
and cancer prevention:
OMAHA, Neb., June 8 -- Most Americans and others are not taking enough
vitamin D, a fact that may put them at significant risk for developing
cancer, according to a landmark study conducted by Creighton University
School of Medicine.
The four-year, randomized study followed 1,179 healthy, postmenopausal
women from rural eastern Nebraska.* Participants taking calcium, as well
as a quantity of vitamin D3 nearly three times the U.S. government's
Recommended Daily Amount (RDA) for middle-age adults, showed a dramatic
60 percent or greater reduction in cancer risk than women who did not
get the vitamin.
The results of the study, conducted between 2000 and 2005, were reported
in the June 8 online edition of the American Journal of Clinical
"The findings are very exciting. They confirm what a number of vitamin D
proponents have suspected for some time but that, until now, have not
been substantiated through clinical trial," said principal investigator
Joan Lappe, Ph.D., R.N., Creighton professor of medicine and holder of
the Criss/Beirne Endowed Chair in the School of Nursing. "Vitamin D is a
critical tool in fighting cancer as well as many other diseases."
Other Creighton researchers involved in the study included Robert Recker,
M.D.; Robert Heaney, M.D.; Dianne Travers-Gustafson, M.S.; and K.
Michael Davies, Ph.D.
Research participants were all 55 years and older and free of known
cancers for at least 10 years prior to entering the Creighton study.
Subjects were randomly assigned to take daily dosages of 1,400-1,500 mg
supplemental calcium, 1,400-1,500 mg supplemental calcium plus 1,100 IU
of vitamin D3, or placebos. National Institutes of Health funded the
Over the course of four years, women in the calcium/vitamin D3 group
experienced a 60 percent decrease in their cancer risk than the group
On the premise that some women entered the study with undiagnosed
cancers, researchers then eliminated the first-year results and looked
at the last three years of the study. When they did that, the results
became even more dramatic with the calcium/vitamin D3 group showing a
startling 77 percent cancer-risk reduction.
In the three-year analysis, there was no statistically significant
difference in cancer incidence between participants taking placebos and
those taking just calcium supplements.
Through the course of the study, 50 participants developed nonskin
cancers, including breast, colon, lung and other cancers.
Lappe said further studies are needed to determine whether the Creighton
research results apply to other populations, including men, women of all
ages, and different ethnic groups. While the study was open to all
ethnic groups, all participants were Caucasian, she noted.
There is a growing body of evidence that a higher intake of vitamin D
may be helpful in the prevention and treatment of cancer, high blood
pressure, fibromyalgia, diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis, and
rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases.
Humans make their own vitamin D3 when they are exposed to sunlight. In
fact, only 10-15 minutes a day in a bright summer sun creates large
amounts of the vitamin, Lappe said. However, people need to exercise
caution since the sun's ultraviolet B rays also can cause skin cancer;
sunscreen blocks most vitamin D production.
In addition, the latitude at which you live and your ancestry also
influence your body's ability to convert sunlight into vitamin D. People
with dark skin have more difficulty making the vitamin. Persons living
at latitudes north of the 37th parallel -- Omaha is near the 41st
parallel -- cannot get their vitamin D naturally during the winter
months because of the sun's angle. Experts generally agree that the
RDA** for vitamin D needs to be increased substantially, however there
is debate about the amount. Supplements are available in two forms --
vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. Creighton researchers recommend vitamin D3,
because it is more active and thus more effective in humans.
* Study participants came from the Nebraska counties of Douglas, Colfax,
Cuming, Dodge, Saunders, Washington, Sarpy, Burt and Butler. ** RDA
recommendations for vitamin D are 200 IU/d, birth-age 50; 400 IU/d,
50-70 years; and 600 IU/d, 70 years and older.
The above information is
presented without alteration or permission, for informational purposes,
in accordance with the fair use doctrine of the US copyright law.
Nothing on this page is intended to be
taken as medical advise. We are not physicians. We do not claim to be
physicians. We do not sell products intended to diagnose, treat or cure any
disease. The FDA has not reviewed or approved any statements made on this
website. Any use made of colloidal silver by any person reading this
website is presumed to be the sole responsibility of the end user.
We are not licensed Medical
Professionals. We endeavor to provide accurate and useful information BUT we do
not guarantee the accuracy of information on this site or any site to which we
have linked. We specifically deny all liability for the use of any information
on this site. We strongly recommend consultation with licensed professionals
prior to beginning, ending or changing the course of treatment for any medical
Silver Rod & Other products
Silver Bullet Enterprises
Producers of Safe, Simple and
Economical Colloidal Silver
Generators and related Products...