The Five Paradoxes of Vitamin D and the Importance of Sunscreen Protection

Chesney, Russell W.
September 2012
Clinical Pediatrics;Sep2012, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p819
Academic Journal
The article discusses the dilemma of sunscreen protection to prevent skin cancer versus the need for sun exposure to ensure vitamin D adequacy in children. It refletcs on five paradoxes of vitamin D, including sources of vitamin D, insufficiency versus toxicity and versus nonosseous properties. It concludes that vitamin D is vital for life because, in its most biologically active form, it binds to receptors in more than 30 tissues.


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