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Actresses Sunny Leone and Taapsee Pannu to promote Breast Cancer Awareness through Campaign Video

The campaign, by digital media channel AurDikhao, conveys the message “#DetectToDefeat” across to the audience

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Mumbai, October 19, 2016: Actresses Sunny Leone and Taapsee Pannu, and filmmaker Divya Khosla Kumar have shot for a campaign video to promote breast cancer awareness.

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The campaign, by digital media channel AurDikhao, conveys the message “#DetectToDefeat” across to the audience.

“We women need to be aware of our body and know that detection is better than cure. Two minutes self test is all you need to do! When the team approached me with this concept, I was absolutely up for it because I want women and men to be aware that breast cancer is curable if detected at an early stage” Taapsee said in a statement.

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Other popular celebrities who are a part of this campaign include Sunidhi Chauhan, Neeti and Shakti Mohan, Poonam Pandey, Priya Bapat, Divyanka Tripathi, Disha Parmar, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Sargun Mehta and Gaurav Gera (Chutki). (IANS)

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Breast cells may behave menace by High Vitamin D

Higher levels of Vitamin D among women

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High vitamin D harming Breast Cancer, Pixabay

Higher levels of Vitamin D among women may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer post menopause, claimed a new study.

The study found that women with blood levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (OH) — the main form of vitamin D in blood — above 60 ng/ml (nanograms per millilitre) had one-fifth the risk of breast cancer compared to those with less than 20 ng/ml.

 Vitamin D levels in blood were measured during study visits.
Higher levels of Vitamin D among women may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer post menopause, pixabay

Thus, researchers from the University of California-San Diego determined that the minimum healthy level of 25(OH) in blood plasma should be 60 ng/ml, instead of the earlier recommended higher than the 20 ng/ml.

“Increasing Vitamin D blood levels substantially above 20 ng/ml appears to be important for the prevention of breast cancer,” said lead author Sharon McDonnell from GrassrootsHealth, a non-profit public health research organisation.

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The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, analysed data from two randomised clinical trials with 3,325 combined women and a prospective study involving 1,713 women with average age of 63.

Participants were free of cancer at enrollment and were followed for a mean period of four years. Vitamin D levels in blood were measured during study visits.

“This study was limited to postmenopausal breast cancer. Further research is needed on whether high 25(OH)D levels might prevent premenopausal breast cancer,” said Cedric F. Garland from UC-San Diego. (IANS.)