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Solarium helps where other means fail

09/06/2008

Solarium helps where other means fail

sun is lifeIncreasingly, scientific studies and recommendations have pointed out that solariums could play an important role in the compensation of vitamin D deficits.

In a commentary in the international journal "Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology" a group of American and Asian researchers concluded that "a controlled UV therapy (in the solarium) is a fantastic way to raise the vitamin D status for groups who live in the higher latitudes, where in winter the sun there is not enough vitamin D, and where the food is generally not enriched with vitamin D. "
The scientists refer to a series of studies, in which artificial tanning found vitamin D levels were increased, where dietary supplements as therapy had failed.

Source: Prakash Chandra, Mohit Agarwal, G Shiva Sharma and Sukhdeep Basra, Tanning Can Be an alternative source of vitamin D in High Risk Populations. J. Nutr. Sci. Vitaminol. 2008, 54: 105

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