Leucadia woman spearheads movement for Vitamin D

Leucadia woman spearheads movement for Vitamin D

After defeating breast cancer and spending years studying how to help others prevent a diagnosis, Carole Baggerly found her answer in something already present in the human body — Vitamin D.

The Leucadia resident, who had breast cancer in 2005, stumbled upon a study in 2007 that said a sufficient amount of Vitamin D — which is responsible for increasing intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium and phosphate — could help in the prevention of breast cancer about 50 percent of the time.

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Baggerly, who formerly ran an aerospace company before retiring in 2001, remembers feeling shocked and relieved that something could help people avoid...