Should I prescribe sunlight instead of vitamin D?

Kelsall, Diane
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, pE802
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's insight on the significance of vitamin D and the levels can people can get from the sun. She says that the American Academy of Dermatology and the Canadian Dermatology Association recommends the discussion of oral vitamin D supplements for the winter months and that prescribing sun exposure or using tanning devices is not a good idea because it can increase the risk of skin cancer. She also expresses her agreement with dermatologists in prescribing supplements.


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