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    Default Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Risk: Why Scientists Accept It but Physicians Do Not

    William B. Grant, PhD
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    Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, Feb 6, 2019

    (OMNS Feb 6 2019) The UVB-vitamin D-cancer hypothesis is nearly 40 years old [Garland, 1980]. There are 5293 publications with cancer and vitamin D or 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] in the title or abstract listed at pubmed.gov as of January 30, 2019. Nonetheless, this hypothesis has not been widely accepted; in fact, since the publication of the results for vitamin D supplementation for cancer in the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL) [Manson, 2019], support has been eroded further. As will be discussed here, the problem does not seem to be lack of evidence but, instead, the difference in how two cultures, the 'scientific' and the 'medical' communities, evaluate evidence.

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    Eerily reminiscent of how the medical community branded Dr. Linus Pauling as a quack for claiming that megadoses of IV Vitamin C could cure cancer.
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    Default Re: Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Risk: Why Scientists Accept It but Physicians Do Not

    Shhh. That's still something we just decided to keep under the rug, Mr. Wizard.
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    Default Re: Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Risk: Why Scientists Accept It but Physicians Do Not

    Further info...
    Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, Oct 1, 2018

    Vitamin D acceptance delayed by Big Pharma following the Disinformation Playbook

    Commentary by William B. Grant, Ph.D.

    (OMNS Oct 1 2018) A "Disinformation Playbook" has been used for decades by corporations to delay government action on matters of public interest that would adversely affect their income and profit. Some well-known examples include the big tobacco companies, the coal and oil industries, the sugar industry, and the National Football League. The Union of Concerned Scientists has outlined five "pillars" of the Playbook [Disinformation Playbook], [Alvord 2017]. Big Pharma may be using the Playbook to slow the adoption of strong support for vitamin D. This article is the product of my further analysis.
    The Disinformation Playbook

    1. The Fake
    Conduct counterfeit science and try to pass it off as legitimate research.
    2. The Blitz
    Harass scientists who speak out with results or views inconvenient for industry.
    3. The Diversion
    Manufacture uncertainty about science where little or none exists.
    4. The Screen
    Buy credibility through alliances with academia or professional societies.
    5. The Fix
    Manipulate government officials or processes to influence policy inappropriately.

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