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Sun and Vitamin D Linked to Multiple Sclerosis Risk Options
Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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Sun and Vitamin D Linked to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Previous research has shown that people living near the equator are less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) than those living at higher latitudes, and researchers now think the discrepancy may be related to differences in sun exposure and vitamin D levels. In a recent study, participants with early signs of MS were found to have spent less time in the sun and lived farther from the equator over the course of their lives than participants without MS. In addition, those with early MS had vitamin D levels 5 to 10 percent lower than those without MS, and they were half as likely to have high levels of skin damage caused by sun exposure. More...
srirr
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 5:41:25 AM

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Is Ms Sun-Owner from Spain going to charge more taxes on us than my friends in the USA?
pedro
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 6:41:01 AM
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So is it a straight choice between MS and skin cancer or should we all risk vitamin A overdose (bone loss, liver damage etc) by taking supplements and go and live in the Arctic?
pedro
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 6:41:57 AM
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pedro wrote:
So is it a straight choice between MS and skin cancer or should we all risk vitamin D overdose (bone loss, liver damage etc) by taking supplements and go and live in the Arctic?
Joseph Glantz
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 6:44:56 AM
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OY. damned if you do, damned if you don't.
HWNN1961
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 8:48:54 AM
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I believe this is exhibit "A" for the Golden Mean: All things in moderation.

If you don't drink much fortified milk, take a vitamin D supplement.

I've always felt that the dermatologists that tell you not to EVER go outside without a hat on and SPF 30 on are going overboard. We are literally designed to get moderate sun exposure. Our bodies produce vitamin D from such exposure. Don't hang out or work in the mid-day sun for hours on end and get a sunburn either.

Rather, if you take a walk in the morning, or putter in your garden in the evening, you need not hide from the sun like a vampire.

All things in moderation.

A higher rate of skin cancer comes from overexposure to the sun. Don't burn, don't sunbathe, use block if you'll be out for extended times.

A higher risk of MS comes from vitamin D deficiency. Check your diet, get moderate sun exposure.
Win
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 9:27:01 AM
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HWNN1961 wrote:


Check your diet, get moderate sun exposure.


that's the sure shot formulae...as our vitamin D level depends on both, calcium intake and sun exposure, of course in both in moderation.
pedro
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 9:37:02 AM
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Some good advice there- everything in moderation but you might also warn of the dangers of Winter UVA exposure-

http://www.articlesbase.com/skin-care-articles/skin-cancer-foundation-urges-winter-sun-care-1790801.html

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