Vitamin D vindication for Fabutan President



    Statement from Doug McNabb:

    CALGARY, June 13 /CNW/ - In February, 2006 Fabutan and myself as
president of the company were forced to reach an agreement with the Canadian
Competition Bureau, a division of the Canadian government. The agreement
stated that Fabutan was permitted to promote indoor tanning as a source of
vitamin D and resulted in headlines across the country acknowledging the same.
However, the agreement stopped there, as Fabutan was not permitted to promote
vitamin D as cancer preventative unless demonstrated by a randomized control
trial peer reviewed medical or scientific journal.
    As a result of a landmark study conducted over a four-year period by
Creighton University School of Medicine and published in the American Journal
of Clinical Nutrition showing an astonishing 60 per cent reduction in cancer
risk among post-menopausal women, we are feeling even further vindication. The
largest randomized control trial ever performed showed a reduction in risk
across all major types of cancer, including cancers of the breast, colon, and
lung.
    Dr. Reinhold Vieth, Canada's world renowned expert on vitamin D acted on
Fabutan's behalf as an expert witness and in sworn evidence stated: "For the
public, tanning - whether it is lying in the sun on a summer day or under a
sunlamp, especially in winter - is a pretty natural and normal way to sustain
the desired 25(OH)D concentration. This does have demonstrable and desirable
effects on health." More recently Dr. Vieth went on record as saying that one
tanning session is equivalent to the oral intake of 10,000 IU of vitamin D3.
    The results of this research are very rewarding for me personally. Having
the Canadian government and its unlimited resources threaten your livelihood
and your right to communicate the benefits of your service to the public is
not only intimidating but also incredibly frightening. With research showing
that indoor tanners have 90 per cent higher vitamin D levels than non-tanners
and pharmacies and health food stores running out of vitamin D because of this
recent news the future looks very positive for Fabutan and the indoor tanning
industry.





For further information:

For further information: or for an interview, contact: Carolyn
Hackenberg or Tracey Warren, Fabutan Sun Tan Studios, 1-800-565-3658, or (403)
640-2100

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