Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Prevent Myomas with Sunlight and Vitamin D

A recent study proved that women with sufficient vitamin D levels in the body tend to be lower risk of developing uterine fibroids or commonly known as myomas or myom.

Myoma or benign tumor myom is the lining of the uterus that often cause pain and bleeding in pre-menopausal women and is the leading cause of hysterectomy or removal of the uterus in the United States.

The research was conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the United States involving more than 1,000 women aged 35 to 49 years who live around Washington, DC between 1996-1999. Blood samples were taken to analyze their vitamin D levels. The researchers found that women with adequate amount of vitamin D in the body turns out 32% less likely to develop myomas compared with those who lack vitamin D in the body.

The researchers also found that women who spent at least 1 hour exposure to outdoor sunlight per day exposed to the risk of uterine fell by 40%. As we know, apart from food and supplements, the body also produces vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight.

"Protected from myoma with exposure to natural sunlight on the skin every day is a beautiful way, cheap, and simple," said Donna D. Baird, Ph.D. lead investigator in the NIEHS, which is also part of the National Institutes of Health in the United States.

"Although these findings are consistent with results of previous laboratory studies, but further research is needed to confirm it," added Dr. Donna Baird.

"This study shows just how true a lot of the benefits of vitamin D for our bodies," said Linda Birnbaum, director of the NIEHS National Toxicology Program.

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