Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center (SUNARC)

Sunlight, Nutrition And Health Research Center

Ultraviolet Radiation
Vitamin D recommendations
Vitamin D requirements during pregnancy and lactation
Why is the public misinformed about UV and vitamin D?

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Cancer Mortality Maps
- Breast Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Multiple Sclerosis

About Us

Position Papers

- Critique of the International Agency for Research on Cancer meta-analyses of the association of sunbed use with risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma

- Estimated benefit of increased vitamin D status in reducing the economic burden of disease in Western Europe

- Vitamin D Starter Kit

- Alzheimer's Disease 

- Responses to the Institute of Medicine’s report on vitamin D and calcium along with selected papers that seemed to help steer the IOM’s decision.

- Summary of evidence for a role of vitamin D in risk of disease incidence or death for 118 diseases or conditions;
a project for VitaminDCouncil.org; updated search of pubmed with slightly different search terms

-Importance of vitamin D for pregnant women and developing fetuses (powerpoint presentation)

 

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Links

Position of health organizations and agencies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and the World Health Organization, on UV radiation and vitamin D

wbgrant@infionline.net

Vitamin D3 and Solar Power for Optimal Health

Solar Power for Optimal Health!
Click image for info and to purchase

"Marc deserves congratulations for tackling a difficult subject and making it understandable for the lay reader. I highly recommend this book."

~ Vitamin D Council Executive Director, Dr. John Cannell


It's the great cancer cover-up. Panicked into avoiding sunlight by health experts, we are now dying in our thousands from diseases linked to deficiencies of vitamin D. But still the exaggerated warnings come.

- Oliver Gillie

Cancer mortality rates and multiple sclerosis prevalence rates for U.S. states compared to UVB doses for July
DNA Spectral Exposure for North America for July 1992

 

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Cancer mortality rates by state*


Breast Cancer
1970-1994
Breast Cancer mortality rates by State

Ovarian Cancer
1970-1994
Ovarian Cancer mortality rates by State


Colon Cancer
1970-1994
Colon Cancer mortality rates by State

Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis rates by State

*age adjusted

 

William Grant
Dr. William Grant

Reducing the Burden of Disease Through Adequate Intake of Vitamin D3
PDF 1.4MB

Objectives and approach

The primary objective of SUNARC is to do research on and provide information on the primary prevention of chronic disease through lifestyle and dietary choices.

To this end, SUNARC will conduct research and provide information on (or advance the understanding and acceptance of) ultraviolet radiation, solar and artificial, as an important positive health factor, not only for musculoskeletal diseases, but also for chronic diseases such as autoimmune diseases, cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, and neurological disorders.

The approach will be to have the most comprehensive summary of data, research findings, health policies, and links to information regarding the health benefits of ultraviolet radiation and vitamin D.

In addition, SUNARC will conduct research and provide information about the role of nutrition as risk and risk reduction factors for chronic diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, autoimmune diseases, cancer, heart disease, musculoskeletal diseases, and rheumatoid arthritis.

William Grant has 142 publications on vitamin D listed at pubmed.gov as of December 31, 2011, and an additional 17 publications on ultraviolet radiation. To access many of them, go to www.pubmed.gov and enter “Grant W, vitamin D” in the search field. 47 have open access/free download; 21 are reviews. Another 5 papers on ultraviolet have open access. He publishes about 30 articles and letters to the editor each year, so check back often for important updates on ultraviolet B and vitamin D.

The health benefits of ultraviolet-B (UVB) irradiance and vitamin D are coming into sharper focus as more research results are published. There are now about 100 conditions and diseases linked to low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations. Documents on about 75 of these diseases and conditions are posted at www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions

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Find out what your vitamin D level is and take corrective action if necessary for your health.:

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An easy to take microtablet providing 1000 IU, 2000 IU, or 5000 IU vitamin D is made by The Vitamin D Company Ltd. The microtablet breaks up readily in moisture in the mouth and so does not need to be swallowed. Easy for everyone, particularly babies on solids and old folk. Smaller babies can be given the tablet dispersed in liquid in a teaspoon or given drops in avocado oil, also made The Vitamin D Company. Good value. Visit HYPERLINK www.vitdco.com

 

 

 


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