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Higher Vitamin D Intake Could Cut Cancer Risk
Date:2/28/2011

ed there were preliminary signals that there might be some harms associated with consuming high levels of vitamin D daily, even at amounts under the recommended upper safe limit.

Garland and his colleagues suggested that 4,000 IU a day is a safe level.

"Now that the results of this study are in, it will become common for almost every adult to take 4000 IU/day," Garland predicted in the news release. "This is comfortably under the 10,000 IU/day that the IOM Committee Report considers as the lower limit of risk, and the benefits are substantial."

The findings appear in the journal Anticancer Research.

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-- Randy Dotinga

SOURCE: University of California at San Diego, press release, Feb. 22, 2011


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