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Barysch, M J; Feldmeyer, L; Bischoff-Ferrari, H; Hofbauer, G; Dummer, R (2010). Vitamine D, ultraviolets et cancer de la peau. Revue Médicale Suisse, 6(246):884-885.



Vitamin D, ultraviolets and skin cancer The vitamin D supply is fundamental for the prevention of falls and fractures in aged people, among other effects. UVB triggers vitamin D synthesis in the skin. This relationship has recently gained attention both with the general public and with health care professionals. Some authors suggest a relaxation of UV protection measures, while others even advocate regular sunlight exposure in order to increase cutaneous vitamin D synthesis. However, the UV irradiation responsible for vitamin D synthesis also is a known carcinogen. UV exposure is an insufficient and harmful method to increase vitamin D synthesis. Oral supplementation is the recommended way to prevent and cure vitamin D deficiency.



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Other titles:Vitamin D, ultraviolets and skin cancer
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:05 Jan 2011 17:46
Last Modified:07 Apr 2015 07:30
Publisher:Médecine et Hygiène
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://rms.medhyg.ch/numero-246-page-884.htm
PubMed ID:20455388

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