vitamin d

According to the American Cancer Society, black men are 60% more likely than white men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime, and are more than twice as likely to die from the disease. Black men are also diagnosed at a younger age (about 3 years younger on average) and are more likely […]

A recent study has confirmed a link between vitamin D deficiency and multiple sclerosis (MS) in African-Americans. This study was engineered to confirm the link between low vitamin D levels in black subjects and the prevalence and severity of MS, controlling for other factors such as climate.

This has been a great week for the relationship between science and African-Americans. We have come pretty far from the days when we were used as guinea pigs in horrible experiments, thus alienating many in our community for generations from the habit of regular health care out of a fear for our lives. Scientists are […]