Vitamin D may cut risk of cancer, heart disease

April 2, 2014 6:53:21 PM PDT
A new report says you can cut your risk of cancer and heart disease by getting a little more sun.

The sun provides vitamin D. A major new study of nearly 1 million people finds the lower your Vitamin D levels, the higher your risk for certain diseases. That includes a 35 percent increased risk of death from heart disease and a 14 percent increase in risk of death from cancer.

Experts say don't get too much sunshine, about an hour a week is very good for you.