But ever so often, I will put up articles about some good news, especially on the health front. With that in mind, I want to present the following article from www.naturalnews.com, where again research shows that taking Calcium and Vitamin Supplements reduces the risk of breast cancer in Women! This is indeed some great news, and I want to present that article here in its entirety for my readers to view:
Calcium and vitamin supplements reduce breast cancer riskMonday, October 04, 2010 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer
"It is not an immediate effect. You don't take a vitamin today and your breast cancer risk is reduced tomorrow," researcher Jaime Matta said. "However, we did see a long-term effect in terms of breast cancer reduction."
The researchers conducted the study on 457 healthy women and 268 with breast cancer, all of whom had been taking vitamin and mineral supplements for the past five years. Thewomen filled out a questionnaire about whichvitamins and minerals they were taking, how regularly they took them, and if they were still taking them.
They then took samples of each woman's blood and measured her DNA's ability to repairitself of damage.
"This process involves at least five separate pathways and is critical for maintaining genomic stability," Matta said. "When the DNA is not repaired, it leads to mutation that leads to cancer."
The researchers found that calcium supplements significantly increased a woman's DNA repair capacity. Taking calcium supplements also decreased a woman's risk of breast cancer by 40 percent, while vitamin supplements decreased it by 40 percent.
Women who had a low DNA repair capacity, a family history of breast cancer, and no history of breast feeding were all more likely to suffer from breast cancer. When the researchers adjusted for calcium's effect on DNA repair capacity, they found little remaining effect on breast cancer risk.
This suggests that calcium helps prevent cancers by boosting DNA's ability to regenerate from damage. The mechanisms by which vitamin supplements protect the body from cancer were not determined.
"The importance of the study is that it's addressing normal doses, the recommended amount of vitamins, not high-dose supplements," said Victoria Seewaldt of Duke University.
Sources for this story include: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_relea...http://www.themedguru.com/20100421/....
NTS Notes: As I have said, ever so often it is important to put up some good news ever so often just to get away from all the depressing bad news that is constantly out there.
Again, it is important for everyone to take supplements daily to help reduce risks of disease and cut the risk of Cancer. I have been an advocate for a very long time of the necessity to increase the daily intake of Vitamin D due to the fact that we do not get enough natural sunlight in our lives as a result of our more sedentary life styles.
As usual, as more great news comes forward concerning health issues, I will definitely be posting them here for everyone to see. To your better health, everyone!
More to come