Vitamin D – How much is enough?

We’ve seen the headlines, we know it’s a groaner, but we just can’t help ourselves.  Here goes: “To D or Not to D.  Vitamin D, That Is.”  (We’re sorry).  Folks may be having fun with the headlines, but the subject matter is serious and more than a little confusing.  Why the sudden interest in Vitamin D?  Do we get enough from the sun or do we need to supplement?  How many IU’s is too many IU’s?  And does Vitamin D REALLY help protect against breast cancer?  In a Komen Perspectives article, we weigh in here.

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Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

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