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Using sunscreen doesn't lead to Vitamin D deficiency

09-May-2019

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

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Australia’s only national university.

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Scientific journal providing information from the field of dermatology.

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Public research university