Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vitamin D, sun, sunbeds and health

Posted by Chantel M. Contributed by US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

In a study of "Vitamin D, sun, sunbeds and health" Moan J, Baturaite Z, Juzeniene A, Porojnicu AC., posted in US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, researchers filed the result that UV from sun and sunbeds is the main vitamin D source. Young people with white or pigmented skin in northern Europe have a low vitamin D status. A number of health benefits from sufficient levels of vitamin D have been identified. However, UV exposure has been suspected of causing skin cancer, notably CMM, and authorities warn against it and concluded that The overall health benefit of an improved vitamin D status may be more important than the possibly increased CMM risk resulting from carefully increasing UV exposure. Important scientific facts behind this judgement are given.

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