TITLE

Sunshine and vitamin D

AUTHOR(S)
Saraff, Vrinda; Shaw, Nick
PUB. DATE
February 2016
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Feb2016, Vol. 101 Issue 2, p190
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
Vitamin D is vital for bone health and its deficiency deemed as a disease of the past has re-emerged as an important health concern. Exposure of the skin to solar ultraviolet B radiation is the major source of vitamin D and only a small proportion is derived from dietary intake. We review the various factors that influence the cutaneous synthesis of vitamin D and the recommendations regarding safe sun exposure and dietary supplementation to achieve adequate vitamin D levels proposed for optimal bone health.
ACCESSION #
112745900

 

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