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Posted on: Feb 23, 2010 10:16AM

slanderson wrote:

Hi everyone,

Did anyone see Good Morning America this morning?  There was a great story on all the research being on Vitamin D and breast cancer.  Not only do they think Vitamin D prevents breast cancer, but they are injecting mice with BC cells, letting tumors grow and then injecting them with Vitamin D and that triggers the cancer cell death process.  The tumors either shrank significatly or disappeared.  It sounded sooooo.....great.  And then their medical expert basically poo pooed it saying that most drugs do not make the jump from mice to people.  I am hoping to keep an eye on this.

Thanks, Shannon

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Feb 23, 2010 11:28AM Kodapants wrote:

So what they said was,   rats do better and live longer with breast cancer than we do?  Go figure........

The rats win again.

Koda

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Feb 23, 2010 03:54PM cp418 wrote:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/study-vitamin-d-kills-cancer-cells/story?id=9904415

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Feb 24, 2010 01:24AM AnacortesGirl wrote:

Went to a "Doc Talk" last week and the topic was Vit D.  Unfortunately there was no handout of the slide presentation and I don't know shorthand...  Anyway, he presented 3 studies indicating a link and 3 studies that disputed a link.  Rather interesting how things can be researched from different angles and come up with opposite conclusions.  I walked away really wondering if low Vit D isn't just a correlating side effect from the root cause which is still unknown. 

His stance is to test levels immediately and then add as a supplement if levels are low.  FDA recommends only 2000 IU as a max daily dosage.  He'll go 1000 - 3000 depending on the patients level.  He acknowledges that other onc are will to do the once a week spike dosage of 10,000 - 50,000 but these are done with Vit D2 rather than D3 and he is not comfortable that it is achieving a positive result.  He also listed the toxicities from too much Vit D -- pretty extensive list.

But the good news is that 5 years ago there were only something like 20 active studies on the subject.  As of 2009 I believe the number he posted was 70.  So it has some strong attention and maybe they'll be more information soon.

BTW - I'm on 1000 IU daily from my onc.

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