Should I prescribe sunlight instead of vitamin D?
- Can Vitamin D Save Your Life? Gosnell, Mariana // Discover;Jan2008, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p28
The article discusses research conducted in 2007 regarding the medicinal value of Vitamin D in human bodily functions. Previous knowledge regarding vitamin D deficiencies is reviewed, along with a description of additional research suggesting the vitamin to be essential to general health for all...
- THE SWINGING PENDULUM OF Sun exposure. Viney, Tina // Professional Beauty;Jan/Feb2015, p116
The article offers information on vitamin D deficiency and its impact on human health. Topics discussed include a research outcome on the contribution of adequate vitamin D in the body to cancer survival, the risk caused by ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB), and the safe level of skin...
- Sunny D. Gulati, Richa // Teen Vogue;May2009, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p116
The article examines whether sunlight, supplements and milk are solutions to the vitamin D deficiency being experienced by teenagers in the U.S. Experts say that vitamin D can help prevent aches and pains, banish fatigue, increase muscle power and slow weight gain. According to Darshak Sanghavi...
- D-Day in Antarctica. Iuliano, Sandra // Australasian Science;Apr2008, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p30
The article discusses a study about the effects of a lack of sunlight on the bones of Australian men and women who work in Antarctica over winter. An overview of the functions of vitamin D is provided, along with a discussion of vitamin D deficiency. After 6 months, the vitamin D levels of...
- The High Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency across Australian Populations Is Only Partly Explained by Season and Latitude. Van Der Mei, Ingrid A. F.; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Engelsen, Ola; Pasco, Julie A.; McGrath, John J.; Eyles, Daryl W.; Blizzard, Leigh; Dwyer, Terence; Lucas, Robyn; Jones, Graeme // Environmental Health Perspectives;Aug2007, Vol. 115 Issue 8, p1132
BACKGROUND: Inadequate sun exposure and dietary vitamin D intake can result in vitamin D insufficiency. However, limited data are available on actual vitamin D status and predictors in healthy individuals in different regions and by season. METHODS: We compared vitamin D status...
- Outside In. Newnham, David // Nursing Standard;1/5/2011, Vol. 25 Issue 18, p26
Can't afford a tropical break? Eat liver instead, says David Newnham.
- Double up on D. Toland, Sarah // Natural Solutions;Mar2010, Issue 123, p78
The article reports on the links of vitamin D deficiency to a number of health conditions and the recommendation of Doctor James Dowd that Americans supplement with 20 to 25 IU of vitamin D3 per pound of body weight.
- Sunny side. // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;Dec95, Vol. 56 Issue 12, p38
Discusses vitamin D deficiency caused by having too little sunlight. People susceptible to vitamin D deficiency; Importance of vitamin D; Amount of sunshine needed to avoid vitamin D deficiency.
- Comparing the effects of sun exposure and vitamin D supplementation on vitamin D insufficiency, and immune and cardio-metabolic function: the Sun Exposure and Vitamin D Supplementation (SEDS) Study. Hartley, Mica; Hoare, Samuel; Lithander, Fiona E.; Neale, Rachel E.; Hart, Prue H.; Gorman, Shelley; Gies, Peter; Sherriff, Jill; Swaminathan, Ashwin; Beilin, Lawrence J.; Mori, Trevor A.; King, Laura; Black, Lucinda J.; Marshall, Kushani; Fan Xiang; Wyatt, Candy; King, Kerryn; Slevin, Terry; Pandeya, Nirmala; Lucas, Robyn M. // BMC Public Health;2015, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p1
Background: Adults living in the sunny Australian climate are at high risk of skin cancer, but vitamin D deficiency (defined here as a serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration of less than 50 nmol/L) is also common. Vitamin D deficiency may be a risk factor for a range of diseases....