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The human body is complex to say the least. Although each person is similar in general structure and function, each is also uniquely different, responding differently to similar stimuli, therapies and conditions. While there are groups which are statistically at risk of being very low on vitamin D, what may help one person in a certain circumstance or condition, may not help another.
It is important to us that our readers are fully informed as it relates to all aspects of our publication. One of the controversial issues we address regularly has to do with exposure to UV-B light and the production of Vitamin D as well as the associated benefits. Along with Vitamin D production exposure to UV-B light can result in a tan something we believe is beneficial to human health if done responsibly. In light of that we ask you to consider the following: Tanning, whether by sunlight or sunbed, may cause pre-mature aging of the skin and skin cancer. Exposure to UV-B, whether by sunlight or by sunbed, produces Vitamin D in the body. However, mild exposure to UV-B is sufficient. Tanning is not required to generate Vitamin D. Vitamin D levels in the body may be maintained or increased by oral supplements without tanning. Increased Vitamin D levels have been associated in some studies with a reduced risk of such conditions as breast, colon, prostate and ovarian cancers, multiple sclerosis and diabetes. These associations have not been proven conclusively. Further information on Vitamin D and human health is available at Pubmed.com, the site of the United States National Institutes of Health.