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Vitamin D Shrinks Fibroid Tumors In Rats

Vitamin D Shrinks Fibroid Tumors In Rats

NASHVILLE (UPI) — Vitamin D reduced the size of uterine fibroids in rats predisposed to developing the benign tumors, U.S. researchers found.

First author Sunil K. Halder of Meharry Medical College in Nashville — who conducted the research with Meharry colleagues Chakradhari Sharan and Dr. Ayman Al-Hendy and Kevin G. Osteen of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville — said uterine fibroids are the most common non-cancerous tumors in women of childbearing age. Fibroids grow within and around the wall of the uterus.

Thirty percent of women ages 25-44 report fibroid-related symptoms such as lower back pain, heavy vaginal bleeding or painful menstrual periods, the researchers said.

Uterine fibroids also are associated with infertility and such pregnancy complications as miscarriage or preterm labor. Other than surgical removal of the uterus, there are few treatment options for women.

For the study, the researchers examined the genetically predisposed rats to developing fibroid tumors and confirmed the presence of fibroids in 12. The researchers divided the rats into two groups of six each — those that would receive vitamin D and those that would not.

Half of the rats had small pumps implanted under the skin that delivered a continuous dose of vitamin D for three weeks.

The study, published in the journal Biology of Reproduction, found the fibroids increased in size in the untreated rats but shrunk dramatically in rats receiving vitamin D. On average, uterine fibroids in rats receiving vitamin D were 75 percent smaller than those in the untreated group.

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  • Karolyn

    I assume they’re talking about D3, which is the only D to take. There are many more cancer cures that the establishment does not want us to know about.

  • FreedomFighter

    D3 is great stuff K

    I picked up some Nurse nutrition training vitamin therapy cram sheets from the local college. Its amazing the number of illness and disease that can be treated by vitamin therapy by itself or in conjunction with other treatment — for a cure.

    A cure is what you want, not just TREATMENT.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • Christin

    Vitamin D is perhaps the single most underrated nutrient in the world of nutrition. That’s probably because it’s FREE: your body makes it when sunlight touches your skin. Drug companies can’t sell you sunlight.

    The Healing Power of Vitamin D and Sunlight
    Fifteen Facts You Probably Never Knew About Vitamin D and Sunlight Exposure
    Compiled by Mike Adams interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author of ‘The UV Advantage’

    1. Vitamin D is produced by your skin in response to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from natural sunlight.
    2. The healing rays of natural sunlight (that generate Vitamin D in your skin) can not penetrate glass.
    3. It is nearly impossible to get adequate amounts of Vitamin D from your diet.
    4. A person would have to drink ten tall glasses of vitamin D fortified milk each day just to get minimum levels of vitamin D into their diet.
    5. Further you live from the equator, the longer exposure you need to the sun in order to generate vitamin D.
    6. People with dark skin pigmentation may need 20-30 times as much exposure to sunlight as fair-skinned people to generate the same amounts of vitamin D. That’s why prostate cancer is epidemic among black men… widespread sunlight [vitamin D] deficiency.
    7. Sufficient levels of Vitamin D are crucial for calcium absorption in your intestines.
    Calcium supplements are rendered useless without sufficient Vitamin D in your body.
    8. Chronic Vitamin D deficiency cannot be reversed overnight… it takes months of Vitamin D supplements and sunlight exposure to rebuild the body’s bones and nervous system.
    9. Even weak sunscreens (SPF=8) block your body’s ability to generate vitamin D by 95%.
    This is how sunscreen products actually cause disease by creating a critical D deficiency.
    10. It is impossible to generate too much Vitamin D in your body from sunlight exposure… your body will self regulate and only generate what it needs.
    11. If it hurts to press firmly on your sternum, you may be suffering from chronic Vitamin D deficiency right now.
    12. Vitamin D is “activated” in your body by your kidneys and liver before it can be used.
    13. Having kidney disease or liver damage can greatly impair your body’s ability to activate circulating vitamin D.
    14. The sunscreen industry doesn’t want you to know that your body actually NEEDS SUNLIGHT exposure, because that would mean lower sales of sunscreen products.
    15. Even though Vitamin D is one of the most powerful healing chemicals in your body, your body makes it absolutely free. No prescription required.

    Sufficient Vitamin D helps prevent: prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, depression, colon cancer, schizophrenia, Seasonal Affective Disorder, osteoporosis, Rickets, and diabetes.
    Most people are Vitamin D deficient.

    On the issue of sunlight exposure… it turns out that super antioxidants greatly boost your body’s ability to handle sunlight exposure without burning. “Astaxanthin” is one of the most powerful “internal sunscreens” and can allow you to stay under the sun twice as long with out burning. Other powerful antioxidants with this ability include the super fruits like: “Acai, Pomegranates (POM Wonderful juice), blueberries, etc…”

    Get your free sunlight exposure and take Vitamin D3 Supplements daily.
    Good health to you all.


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