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    Default Fish Oil And Vitamin D Supplements Show Promise In Prevention Of Cancer Death....

    The North American Menopause Society
    September 23 2019

    The Vitamin D and OmegA-3 Trial (VITAL) is the largest and most recent to test whether vitamin D or fish oil can effectively prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease. Results to date have been mixed but show promise for some outcomes, now confirmed by updated pooled (meta) analyses. The latest results from VITAL will be presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Chicago, September 25-28, 2019. Nearly 26,000 U.S. men and women participated in the nationwide VITAL clinical trial


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    I'm disappointed that, yet again, the VITAL study does not identify the source of vitamin D--i.e. vitamin D2 or D3. Studies show that Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3 (cholecalciferol) affect cardiovascular disease differently. According to one study, D3 significantly improved cardiovascular disease (CVD) by reducing proteinuria (excess protein in urine) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD is a huge risk factor for CVD. D2 did not show same effect. Also, vit. D3 increases the absorption of calcium. However, too much calcium in the blood interferes with heart function and long term could cause cardiovascular problems. When vitamin D3 is combined with vitamin K2, calcium does not build up in the blood, but is directed to the bones, teeth, and areas where it should be. The VITAL study does not mention whether vit. K2 (as MK-7) was given along with vit. D. Want to bet that it wasn't?

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    All the recent vitamin D studies I've read leave a lot of questions unanswered. For instance, how can you determine whether a practice prevented cancer? Doesn't that take a lifetime, or at least an extended period of observation? Two years hardly seems like a long enough time to arrive at a conclusion. Where are the required cofactors taken along with the vitamin? Who financed the study? And so on. I have read a summary this week about a Canadian study that seemed to produce no benefit for osteoporosis. I'll try to find that.
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    Vitamin D3 without vitamin K2 as MK-7 (the most bioavailable form of K2) will not benefit osteoporosis. In addition, vitamin D3 needs all the other co-factors to effectively do its job---magnesium, boron,, etc.

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