Vitamin D and the Sun

comeback

Hall of Fame
I found this excerpt interesting when researching Vitamin D
"Given all the upsides of basking at least briefly in the summer sun, many experts now worry that public-health messages warning about skin cancer have gone overboard in getting people to cover up and seek the shade. U.S.News got in touch with Robyn Lucas, an epidemiologist at Australian National University who led a study published in the February issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology. Her finding: Far more lives are lost to diseases caused by a lack of sunlight than to those caused by too much."

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/heart/articles/2008/06/23/time-in-the-sun-how-much-is-needed-for-vitamin-d
 

Crocodile

Hall of Fame
A little bit of morning sun or late afternoon sun can be beneficial, it comes down to being sensible. If you live in Australia ( skin cancer capital of the workd) you stay out of the sun in summer between 11am and 2 pm and you cover up, wear a broad beamed hat and use 50 Spf sunscreen and zinc on lips to prevent skin cancer is still the go.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
A little bit of morning sun or late afternoon sun can be beneficial, it comes down to being sensible. If you live in Australia ( skin cancer capital of the workd) you stay out of the sun in summer between 11am and 2 pm and you cover up, wear a broad beamed hat and use 50 Spf sunscreen and zinc on lips to prevent skin cancer is still the go.
Thing is, you need some UVB for your body to produce vitamin D. You might be able to get enough at 9am or 5pm during the Summer months in Australia. However, the UV index in the early morning or late afternoon might be too low in many areas too yield enough UVB. Depends on the time of the year. And clouds.
 

Mac33

Hall of Fame
White is black and black is white - truth of the world.

They tell you to eat margarine - I eat butter.

They say fluoridated water is better - I drink non fluoridated water.

They say non organic food is just as healthy - I don't believe and eat organic whenever possible.

They say vaccinate to prevent disease - I believe they cause disease.

Big Pharma pills for health - again,I believe they cause disease.
 
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