Using sunscreen doesn't lead to Vitamin D deficiency

09-May-2019
KEY POINTS FROM ARTICLE:

Sunscreen doesn't prevent Vitamin D production in most people.
Optimal use of sunscreen protects from sunburns and skin cancer caused by UV radiation.
Still allows excellent Vitamin D production in the body.
Previous studies using artificial light in lab settings concluded sunscreen affect Vitamin D production.
Further studies needed on SPF 30 or higher sunscreen that are recommended in real life situations.
Effect on Vitamin D synthesis in people with dark skin types needs to be studied.
In 79 participants serum Vitamin D levels were tested after exposure to natural sunlight for a week.
Research by King's College London, to be published in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Optimal use of sunscreen prevents sunburns, skin cancers without affecting Vitamin D levels

Mentioned in this article:

Resource Antony Young - Professor Emeritus of Experimental Photobiology at King's College London.

Resource Australian National University (ANU) - Australia’s only national university.

Resource British Journal of Dermatology (BJD) - Scientific journal providing information from the field of dermatology.

Resource King’s College London

Resource QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute - Medical research institute.

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