There has been so much in the news about the benefits of vitamin D that you might believe it's the cure all for any ailment.
Well, it's not quite that, but it may be very important to breast cancer patients (or those who don't want to be breast cancer patients).
Hi there! I’m Dr. Lisa Schwartz and today I wanted to answer some questions about vitamin D and breast cancer.
First, why is vitamin D important, anyhow? Well, it plays a role in hundreds of metabolic reactions in the body. Our bodies can actually make vitamin D when our skin is exposed to the sun. Vitamin D helps us absorb calcium from the gut, it helps keep normal amounts of calcium in the blood, and it helps us use that calcium to build bones. Along with calcium, vitamin D helps protect older adults from osteoporosis and fractures.
What happens when you don’t have enough vitamin D? Well, severe deficiency in children causes a condition...