According to the latest development, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha have proposed that higher intake of Vitamin D is required to reduce the risk of breast cancer and other major diseases. The researchers further added that normal daily intake of Vitamin D of 4000-8000IU in an adult can reduce the risk of colon cancer, breast cancer, multiple sclerosis as well as type 1 diabetes.
The study conducted for the purpose was done on volunteers who were taking vitamin D within a range of 1000 to 10,000 IU/day. The blood studies were conducted to determine the level of 25-vitamin D. Majority of the scientists agree on the point that 40 to 60 ng/ml is the appropriate target concentration of 25-vitamin D in the blood for preventing the major vitamin D-deficiency related diseases. Researchers admit that 4000 IU/day is a safe dosage and the recommended minimum daily intake is only 600 IU/day. For infants the daily dosage of Vitamin D is of 1000-3000 IU per day.
Cedric Garland, DrPH, professor of family and preventive medicine at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Centre said that as the results are out it will now be common to take 4000IU per day of Vitamin D. He added that people who may have contraindications should discuss their vitamin D needs with their family doctor. From this it can be concluded that it is the right time for virtually everyone to take enough amount of Vitamin D to reduce the risk of serious diseases and illnesses.