Colorectal cancer linked to low vitamin D

Cut your cancer risk by 22 percent

With so much sun, July and August are two of the hottest months of the year.

I don’t even bother testing some of my patients for vitamin D right now. It would be like testing water to see if it’s wet (especially here in Southern California).

But good D means more than optimal levels in July and August. There are 10 other months of the year when this essential nutrient can be much tougher to come by, especially in the northern parts of the nation.

The latest research reveals what happens when you fall short.

It’s not what you think!

Sure, you’ve heard about how low D can lead to weaker bone and a higher risk of breaks.

But that’s small potatoes compared to this other risk.

A bone break will hurt you… but this other one could KILL you.

The new study finds that the lower your D levels, the higher your risk of one of today’s deadliest forms of cancer.

According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, if your levels drop too low, your risk of colorectal cancer jumps by nearly a third.

But if you turn those D levels around… if you boost them into the normal zone… your risk of this deadly disease runs in the opposite direction.

It DROPS by 22 percent, with an even bigger benefit in women.

Now, we don’t need a study like this to know that D is essential — and not just for bone strength and cancer prevention.

It’s as obvious as… well… the sun in the sky, which triggers the skin reaction that gets your body to produce this nutrient.

You need it for your heart, brain, immune system, and more.

Yet tens of millions of Americans still manage to miss the mark on D at least some of the year, and many fall short all year long (especially folks who spend a lot of time indoors).

This is an easy problem to solve.

Most people need between 2,000 IU and 5,000 IU per day most or all of the year. If you’re not sure, ask your doctor to test your levels and work with him to figure out how much you need and the best ways to get it.