Diet and Sun Exposure Advice

Many newspapers have recently contained reports on diet and for sun exposure.
Vitamin D in our diet is necessary to absorb calcium and make for healthy bones.
Over exposure to the sun increase the risk of developing skin cancer .
Many UK health organisations have combined forces to state that over exposure to the sun can place you at risk from the adverse effects of the sun.
There is no specification as to how long to spend in the sun.
This is due to the fact that the time needed to produce sufficient vitamin D varies dependent on several physical, environmental and personal factors and this can vary dependent on the individual.
Going outside for several minutes a day around midday without sunscreen is considered the best possible scenario and that “the more skin that is exposed the greater the chance of producing sufficient vitamin D before burning”.
This advice is applicable to the UK, not hotter climates.

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