TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Chesney, Russell W.
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Clinical Pediatrics;Sep2012, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p819
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
79772885

 

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