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Photoprotection and Vitamin D

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Vitamin D is a fat-soluble hormone obtained from sun exposure, diet, and oral supplements with implications on skeletal and extra-skeletal disease. Thus, concern has developed whether photoprotection would affect vitamin D status. This chapter will discuss how humans acquire vitamin D, vitamin D’s physiologic effects, associations with disease, risk factors for deficiencies, and impact of photoprotection, as well as recommendations on vitamin D screening and supplementation.

Keywords

  • Vitamin D
  • Deficiency
  • Screening
  • Photoprotection
  • UV radiation
  • Tanning bed

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Griffith, J.L., Al-Jamal, M., Lim, H.W. (2016). Photoprotection and Vitamin D. In: Wang, S., Lim, H. (eds) Principles and Practice of Photoprotection. Adis, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29382-0_6

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