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Vitamin D, The Sun, and Your Skin

Vitamin D is an important nutrient that is needed for strong bones, especially in older adults. Vitamin D helps our bodies’ process calcium and phosphorus that is needed for maintaining strong bones. Vitamin has a lot of emerging evidence for many health conditions. You can get vitamin D from sun exposure but the amount is inconsistent and can increase your risk of skin cancer.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and UV radiation from the sun has been very strongly researched to be a cause of multiple types of skin cancer.

Dietary sources of vitamin D from food (including fortified mild, cheese, yogurt, fortified cereals, and certain oily fish like salmon and tuna) or oral supplementation can provide vitamin D without the risk of skin cancer or premature aging.

Dermatologists recommend that if you are concerned about getting enough vitamin D, you should talk to you’re your doctor about getting vitamin D from food or supplements.

Happy reading!

Dr. Z

Remember, this blog just provides general information and is not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the you or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician or other health care worker. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. Full Disclaimer.

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