Expert questions outdated view on staying out of the sun

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Expert questions outdated view on staying out of the sun

Post by MSUK » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:25 am

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Lack of sunshine and the vitamin it makes in our skin is probably the most serious single cause of disease in the UK today.

Vitamin D deficiency is well known as the classic cause of rickets and serious bone diseases, but in the last 10 years it has also been identified as a major risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, infections, some cancers and other ills.

The cost of all this disease to the UK has been put at an astounding £27bn annually, which compares with only £5bn for the cost of disease caused by smoking.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1334
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