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Mar 7

Written by: Peter Calvert
Thursday, March 7, 2013 3:07 PM 

Vitacyclix are conducting a short 1 minute survey, consisting of 10 multiple choice questions, about your knowledge of vitamin D and the importance of it in maintaining our health and wellbeing.

We are looking for participants who can spare 1 minute to answer 10 questions, which will help our research into vitamin D and its role in our lives. We'd be grateful if you could spare 1 minute of your time to help.

All participants will be given priority access to the survey's findings on its completion.

To take part, please email Tam Herd at therd@vitacyclix.com.

Background to the survey:

The combination of poor dietary intake and sun avoidance has created vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency in large proportions of many populations worldwide. It is known that vitamin D has a wide range of physiological effects and that correlations exist between insufficient amounts of vitamin D and an increased incidence of a number of cancers for example.
A new study in the USA finds that the hormonally active form of vitamin D inhibits the growth of many kinds of cancerous cells, indicating that vitamin D3 can be useful in treating and even preventing a variety of cancers.

Two studies from 2007 combined data from multiple reports to find that therapeutic doses of vitamin D could prevent up to half of all cases of breast cancer, and two-thirds of all cases of colorectal cancer in the United States.

The studies showed a direct correlation between blood levels of vitamin D and cancer. Those with the highest blood levels were found to be at the lowest risk, and the lowest blood levels at the highest risk. It is also known that there are other non-cancer related groups that would widely benefit.

Given this evidence, we believe that it is time to take opinion widely with regard to the value of offering Vitamin D (in a wide variety of formats) and of measuring levels in the general population and especially in specific at risk groups.

Therefore, we seek groups or individuals who are willing to support a survey by taking part. The results of the survey will be made freely available to all those who take part and also any at risk groups requesting it. We will be conducting this survey in the coming weeks.

If you are willing to participate, please email Tam Herd at therd@vitacyclix.com and you will be provided with login details to complete the 1 minute survey.

Many thanks in advance for your support.

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