As Mike Adams, also the director of CWC Labs, contends, "Every black person in Chicago, in Detroit, New York and the U.K. could prevent cancer -- about four out five cancers, by the way -- with nothing but vitamin D." Adams notes that vitamin D deficiency is especially common in people with darker, more melanin-rich skin. You can watch the full lecture here.
In the past, it's been reported that some 75 percent of black people living the United States suffer from vitamin D deficiency. And this deficiency comes with a host of other issues; namely, an increased risk of cancer. Further, vitamin D deficiency can also make cancer more aggressive -- so not only are vitamin D deficient people more likely to have cancer, it's more likely that their cancer will be harder to treat as well.
Prostate cancer is a perfect example of this. Mike Adams touches on this disparity in his video, noting that prostate cancer rates for black men in the U.K. are considerably higher than for other races -- and their cancer is typically more aggressive. Harvard Prostate Knowledge, the brainchild of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Health Publications, also touches on research that shows vitamin D deficiency can play a role in the incidence and aggressiveness of prostate cancer.
"New findings suggest that prostate tumors in particular can become highly aggressive when a man’s vitamin D levels are too low. A report in the journal Clinical Cancer Research showed that the lower the vitamin D level, the more aggressive the prostate cancer," the organization explains.
Writing for Live Science, author Christopher Wanjek also reported on a meta-analysis which showed that disparities in cancer rates between races can be attributed to vitamin D deficiency. Wanjek stated that "the researchers found that low vitamin D is independently associated with each of the cancer types for which an unexplained health disparity exists between African-Americans and white Americans." Numerous cancers were linked to the vitamin D disparity: Bladder, breast, colon, endometrial, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, rectal, testicular, and vaginal cancer, as well as Hodgkin's lymphoma and melanoma.
Other studies have demonstrated a link between people of color and cancer incidence. For example, a study of over 1,000 men showed that black men are approximately 74 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer. Further, the researchers also found that the prostate cancer mortality rate was higher in black men also.
It is abundantly clear that many types of cancer can be attributed to vitamin D deficiency -- it is also evident that vitamin D deficiency strongly affects minority communities and that there are very real health consequences associated with this deficiency. Yet, as Mike Adams contends, very little is being done to address the fact that vitamin D deficiency is hurting black people around the world. Indeed, these communities are being denied access to valuable health information -- information that could keep cancer at bay.
Vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin; and as Adams notes, sunshine is practically free. Even if you need a supplement, it surely costs less than conventional cancer treatments. [Related: Learn more about the sunshine vitamin at VitaminD.news.]
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