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Since the 1980s, physicians and cancer groups have regularly warned the public against the potential health dangers of direct sunlight on skin. As a result, many people have stayed out of the sunlight completely, covered their limbs even in warm weather or slathered themselves with UV protection products, all in the interest of lowering their risk of melanomas.
A 2009 study by a group of Leeds University researchers found that higher levels of Vitamin D were linked to improved skin cancer survival odds. Other studies have found that Vitamin D has a connection to a strong immune response in the body. In fact, Vitamin D may hasten the death of tumor cells.
Originally posted by Cobaltic1978
When we are continously asked to trust science and scientists beliefs, it becomes increasingly difficult, when these beliefs are constantly changing.
Originally posted by MzMorbid
I've always found it ludicrous that scientists would say that the sun is bad for you. Everything needs it to live and thrive...except us? HA! Ridiculous.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
I should write a book chronicling all the flip-flops of science.
Whatever they say something is today they'll say the opposite in a decade then go back to the old statement another decade later and so on and so on.
Good thing governments dont use this sort of flip-flop pseudo-science kind of crap to force legislation down our throats.
These are the same people after all who pushed trans-fats into everything they could for 30+ years claiming it as heart-healthy. That turned out great.edit on 27-5-2011 by thisguyrighthere because: (no reason given)
Vitamin D deficiency symptoms appear more as various disorders. These symptoms include:
Rickets – It is the most frequent vitamin D deficiency symptom in children. As a result of vitamin D deficiency, the bones are weakened, the bone tissue fail to mineralize leading to soft and deformed bones.
Osteoporosis – It is a similar symptom to ricket, but it is found as vitamin D deficiency symptom in adults. Because of the low vitamin D level in the body there is deficient calcification in bones, which become brittle and soft.
Depression – According to scientist, depression is the result of the lack of vitamin D. They argue that because of urbanization, the sunlight can’t adequately reach the skin, reducing thus the 25(OH) level in the body, causing depression. It has been also discovered that a great number of people suffer from seasonal affective disorder during the winter due to insufficient exposure to direct sunlight. The parathyroid hormone is the one causing the vitamin D deficiency symptom – depression.
Hyperparathyroidism – Results from hypocalcemia, which is a blood condition with unusually low vitamin D level, resulting in hyperparathyroidism.
Fatigue – According to old remedies, sunshine and fresh air are essential for good health. The absence of vitamin D synthesis in the morning can result in fatigue.
Obesity – Vitamin D deficiency is frequently linked to obesity, as the insufficient level of vitamin D holds back the production of hormone leptin, which regulates the fat in the body. Inadequate exposure to sunlight disrupts the normal function of the body, determining the individual to eat more than it is necessary for the body.
The list of vitamin D deficiency symptoms also includes chronic backache, cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, heart diseases or hypertension
Originally posted by laiguana
Yeah...I'm not about to go start tanning just cuz of this. Besides...I like pale skin more...I'm not really into looking like a oompa loompa. Yes, sunlight is neccessary, but you only need about ten minutes of direct sunlight per day. And that also depends where in the world you are.
Constant sun exposure will undoubtly harm your DNA...