Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-41559
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:||23 Nov 2012 14:32|
|Publisher:||Médecine et Hygiène|
|Free access at:||Official URL. An embargo period may apply.|
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