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To Your Health: What you need to know about vitamin D and skin cancer




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NEW YORK -- The suggestion that the best way to obtain vitamin D is through sun exposure is both misleading and dangerous. Contrary to popular belief, exposure to the sun’s UVB radiation provides limited benefits and leaves people susceptible to the sun’s harmful effects, including an increased risk of skin cancers, premature skin aging, and a weakened immune system. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends obtaining vitamin D -- a micronutrient that is essential for strong bones and a healthy immune system -- through diet and vitamin supplements. . . .

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