Cure for Vitamin D deficiency? More sun, less block: study

NY Daily News
by Constance Gibbs

There’s a global D-ficiency happening.

Nearly 1 billion people worldwide have a vitamin D deficiency from lack of sun exposure caused by suncreen use, a new clinical review says.

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association says people are staying inside too much and putting on too much sunscreen for fear of skin cancer. “SPF 15 or greater decreases vitamin D3 production by 99 percent,” the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) says.

The study, led by Dr. Kim Pfotenhauer, a doctor of osteopathic medicine and assistant professor at Touro University, says that recommended levels of vitamin D should be about 6000 international units (IU) per day.

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