20 December, 2006

Is Sunlight Racist?

Posted by alex in medicine, racial science at 6:48 am | Permanent Link

[Skin color is the only difference between races, lied the jew.]

Vitamin D May Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis in Whites

12.19.06, 12:00 AM ET WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) — Could getting some extra sunshine help prevent the development of multiple sclerosis?

Maybe, according to new research that found white people with high circulating levels of vitamin D — a vitamin mainly produced by the body after sun exposure — had a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). No such association was found for blacks or Hispanics in this study, which is published in the Dec. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association .

“The group [of whites] with the highest vitamin D levels had a 62 percent decreased risk compared to the group with the lowest levels,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Alberto Ascherio, an associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

However, Ascherio cautioned that it was too soon to recommend that anyone — even those at high risk of developing MS — start taking vitamin D supplements or increasing their sun exposure with the hope of preventing MS.

Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system. It’s believed to be an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack the substance — myelin — that covers nerve cells. About 400,000 Americans have MS, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Symptoms of the disorder include poor coordination, loss of balance, blurred vision, fatigue, cognitive problems, numbness and possible paralysis.

Using blood samples stored among a repository of more than 7 million samples maintained by the U.S. Department of Defense, the researchers compared blood samples of 257 people with multiple sclerosis to 514 age, sex and race-matched control samples.

One hundred forty eight of the samples were from whites; 77 were from blacks, and 32 were from Hispanic adults.

The researchers analyzed the blood samples for levels of circulating vitamin D and separated the samples into five groups based on the vitamin D levels.

They found that the group with the highest levels had a 62 percent decreased risk of MS compared to the group with the lowest.

However, these differences only held true for white people. There was no association for blacks and Hispanics. The researchers theorized that may be either because the sample sizes were much smaller than they were for whites or because blacks and Hispanics have lower levels of circulating vitamin D.

Ascherio said the researchers don’t know for sure whether vitamin D may play a role in causing MS, but they suspect that it probably does.

“There is a pretty good convergence of evidence that vitamin D affects the immune system to lower the risk of MS,” he said, adding that if that is the case, “the potential for prevention is enormous.”

“This is another piece of the puzzle, and it may help to explain why we see geographic difference in MS,” said Dr. Nicholas LaRocca, associate vice president of health care delivery and policy research at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

But what this association means — “is it an actual risk factor; how does it work; what can we do about it?” — is open to question, he added.

“In the future, if one could establish a causal relationship, it could present an opportunity for a partially preventive strategy. Right now, the scientific community is not convinced that there’s enough evidence to recommend taking vitamin D supplements, though,” LaRocca said.

More information

To learn more about multiple sclerosis, visit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/health/feeds/hscout/2006/12/19/hscout600302.html


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  7. 2 Responses to “Is Sunlight Racist?”

    1. Frank Says:

      So now we know. Its not their fault. Darn…

      Why they deny the Holocaust
      On top of nearly constant anti-Semitic propaganda, much of the Muslim world hasn’t even heard of it.
      By Ayaan Hirsi Ali, AYAAN HIRSI ALI, a Somali immigrant who served in the parliament of the Netherlands until earlier this year, is the author of “Infidel,” an autobiography to be published in February.
      December 16, 2006

      ONE DAY IN 1994, when I was living in Ede, a small town in Holland, I got a visit from my half-sister. She and I were both immigrants from Somalia and had both applied for asylum in Holland. I was granted it; she was denied. The fact that I got asylum gave me the opportunity to study. My half-sister couldn’t.

      In order for me to be admitted to the university I wanted to attend, I needed to pass three courses: a language course, a civics course and a history course. It was in the preparatory history course that I, for the first time, heard of the Holocaust. I was 24 years old at that time, and my half-sister was 21.

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      In those days, the daily news was filled with the Rwandan genocide and ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia. On the day that my half-sister visited me, my head was reeling from what happened to 6 million Jews in Germany, Holland, France and Eastern Europe.

      I learned that innocent men, women and children were separated from each other. Stars pinned to their shoulders, transported by train to camps, they were gassed for no other reason than for being Jewish.

      I saw pictures of masses of skeletons, even of kids. I heard horrifying accounts of some of the people who had survived the terror of Auschwitz and Sobibor. I told my half-sister all this and showed her the pictures in my history book. What she said was as awful as the information in my book.

      With great conviction, my half-sister cried: “It’s a lie! Jews have a way of blinding people. They were not killed, gassed or massacred. But I pray to Allah that one day all the Jews in the world will be destroyed.”

      She was not saying anything new. As a child growing up in Saudi Arabia, I remember my teachers, my mom and our neighbors telling us practically on a daily basis that Jews are evil, the sworn enemies of Muslims, and that their only goal was to destroy Islam. We were never informed about the Holocaust.

      Later, as a teenager in Kenya, when Saudi and other Persian Gulf philanthropy reached us, I remember that the building of mosques and donations to hospitals and the poor went hand in hand with the cursing of Jews. Jews were said to be responsible for the deaths of babies and for epidemics such as AIDS, and they were believed to be the cause of wars. They were greedy and would do absolutely anything to kill us Muslims. If we ever wanted to know peace and stability, and if we didn’t want to be wiped out, we would have to destroy the Jews. For those of us who were not in a position to take up arms against them, it was enough for us to cup our hands, raise our eyes heavenward and pray to Allah to destroy them.

      Western leaders today who say they are shocked by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s conference this week denying the Holocaust need to wake up to that reality. For the majority of Muslims in the world, the Holocaust is not a major historical event that they deny. We simply do not know it ever happened because we were never informed of it.

      The total number of Jews in the world today is estimated to be about 15 million, certainly no more than 20 million. On the other hand, the world’s Muslim population is estimated to be between 1.2 billion and 1.5 billion. And not only is this population rapidly growing, it is also very young.

      What’s striking about Ahmadinejad’s conference is the (silent) acquiescence of mainstream Muslims. I cannot help but wonder: Why is there no counter-conference in Riyadh, Cairo, Lahore, Khartoum or Jakarta condemning Ahmadinejad? Why are the 57 members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference silent on this?

      Could the answer be as simple as it is horrifying: For generations, the leaders of these so-called Muslim countries have been spoon-feeding their populations a constant diet of propaganda similar to the one that generations of Germans (and other Europeans) were fed — that Jews are vermin and should be dealt with as such? In Europe, the logical conclusion was the Holocaust. If Ahmadinejad has his way, he shall not want for compliant Muslims ready to act on his wish.

      The world needs to be informed again and again about the Holocaust — not only in the interest of the Jews who survived and their offspring but in the interest of humanity.

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    2. look it up Says:

      Why does everyone believe this ‘total number of jews’ in the world bullshit when the numbers come from jews? Look at occupational numbers, school attendance, etc. in the US alone. The number of jews in the US is well over double what jews admit. The worldwide population of jews is far, far higher than what is said, and this group of people works together against us. Whether the ones lower on the totem pole realize it doesn’t matter. They follow the lead of the zionists at the top.