Sunscreen may cause vitamin D deficiency, says study

Medical News Today
by Honor Whiteman
5/3/2017

Sunscreen is considered key when it comes to protecting against skin damage. A new study, however, suggests that there may be a significant drawback to using sunscreen: it could lead to vitamin D deficiency.

The research suggests that sunscreen use and chronic diseases - such as diabetes, celiac disease, and other conditions that affect the body's ability to absorb nutrients from food - contribute to nearly 1 million cases of vitamin D deficiency across the globe.

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