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Using sunscreen doesn't lead to Vitamin D deficiency


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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

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Antony Young

Professor Emeritus of Experimental Photobiology at King's College London.

Australian National University (ANU)

Australia’s only national university.

British Journal of Dermatology (BJD)

Scientific journal providing information from the field of dermatology.

King's College London

Public research university