Just "D" Facts about Vitamin D

Benefits of Moderate UV Sunshine Exposure

Even If You Live in Sub Tropical Environments You Can Be Vitamin D Deficient

Posted by D3forU on March 27, 2008

arizona, navajo monument, sunlight, sun, sunburn, vitamin D, D3, tanning, safe tanning, longitude, latitude, vitamin D deficiency, sunshineVitamin D deficiency has been observed among many populations in the northern United States. But few studies have examined the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in areas of high sun exposure, such as Arizona.

A new study has shown adults in southern Arizona are commonly deficient in vitamin D, particularly those with darker skin who produce less vitamin D in response to sunlight.

More than a quarter of Arizona adults tested had dangerously low blood levels of the vitamin.

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