Abstract 3 - Jacob Zipperstein October 8, 2008 Abstract # 3...

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Jacob Zipperstein October 8, 2008 Abstract # 3 Cell Defenses and the Sunshine Vitamin Scientific America – January 7, 2008 New evidence suggests that Vitamin D, the same vitamin that is emitted from the Sun’s rays, could be doing much more good to our bodies than we think. The idea that in the 20 th century, Sunshine Vitamin helped cure people of Rickets is briefly mentioned. Vitamin D, the critical common element in the skin, is thoroughly analyzed. Vitamin D’s role in bone building and how it acts in the intestines is explained in detail. The evidence that shows D has a potent anticancer action is established and reinforced. The idea that D serves as a regulator for immune system responses is described in great depth. The possibility that widespread Vitamin D deficiency is contributing to a number of serious illnesses is briefly analyzed. There are a substantial number of people that live in temperate regions of the world that have levels of Vitamin D that are well below optimal concentrations for health. Where people can obtain Vitamin D, e.g. food sources
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Abstract 3 - Jacob Zipperstein October 8, 2008 Abstract # 3...

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