At the University of Toronto School of Medicine’s
“Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency” conference on
November 3, 2009, thirty of the world’s leading researchers on
vitamin D recommended 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily (the current
recommendation is 600 IU). Vitamin D3 blood levels should be
100-150 nmol/L (40-60 ng/ml); the existing recommendation is
Vitamin D pioneer Dr. Cedric Garland presented data
showing that raising vitamin D levels to 200 nmol/L decreased
breast cancer risk more than 77 percent. He said: “Breast cancer
is a disease so directly related to vitamin D deficiency that a
woman’s risk of contracting the disease can be virtually eradicated
by elevating her vitamin D status to near that level.” Recent work
has shown that all cells in the body have “vitamin D receptors” to
control normal cell growth. Garland presented new evidence that
low vitamin D status compromises the integrity of calcium-based
cellular bonding within tissues, which allows rogue cancer cells
to spread more readily.
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with at least 24 cancers, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, falls and fractures, psoriasis and many other health problems.
A practicing physician for more than 40 years and a radio talk show host for 25, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is one of a very few doctors board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology.
Dr. Mirkin's latest book is The Healthy Heart Miracle, published by HarperCollins. His daily short features on fitness have been heard on CBS Radio News stations since the 1970's.
He has written 16 books including The Sportsmedicine Book, the best-selling book on the subject that has been translated into many languages. Dr. Mirkin did his residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and over the years he has served as a Teaching Fellow at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, and Associate Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.
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