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Salmon and Sunshine May Offer Powerful Protection Against Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare and fatal form of cancer that strikes those who have been exposed to asbestos. The condition does not begin to make itself known until decades after this exposure takes place, and this means that those who know they’ve been in the presence of the dangerous carcinogen have a constant sense of helpless dread, waiting to see whether symptoms will appear. Though there is no going backward to reverse the impact of exposure, a new study has revealed that there may be steps you can take to boost your body’s ability to guard against the disease. According to an article published in the Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology, there is an apparent link between the levels of Vitamin D in the bloodstream and the chances of cancers like mesothelioma manifesting.

According to the article by Dr. Michael Holick of Boston University, as well as another study published in Oncotarget, the higher your blood levels of vitamin D or calcium, the lower the risk of mesothelioma and other forms of cancer, and the better the prognosis. Vitamin D is available from many sources, ranging from getting enough sun exposure to drinking plenty of vitamin-D enriched milk, or eating salmon or egg yolks. It is also available through supplementation, but Dr. Holick says that it is better to take moderate supplements along with smart nutrition and sunshine than to take large amounts of supplements that may interfere with medical treatments.

It was back in 1916 that researchers first noticed a relationship between people living in cold, sun-deprived climates and having a higher risk of cancer, but it has only been in recent years that there was conclusive evidence that the relationship was a function of vitamin D levels. The recommended dose that is considered ideal for fighting cancer is 600 IU per day.

For more information on giving yourself the greatest possible advantage when dealing with malignant mesothelioma contact us today at 1-800-966-2244. Our professional team can provide you with the answers you need to level the playing field in many ways.