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Insufficient Sun Exposure Is Declared a Public Health Emergency

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  • Vitamin D is a steroid hormone made in your body with the help of cholesterol molecules and sun exposure
  • Many Americans are deficient in vitamin D, increasing their potential for health conditions such as heart disease, certain cancers, psoriasis, type 2 diabetes and neurological conditions
  • Sensible sun exposure is the ideal way of getting vitamin D as the sun has additional health benefits unrelated to vitamin D production

By Dr. Mercola

Vitamin D is a steroid hormone produced in your body with the help of cholesterol molecules when you expose significant amounts of skin to the sun. It is an essential vitamin that interacts with a number of different systems in your body.


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