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Comparing the effects of sun exposure and vitamin D supplementation on vitamin D insufficiency, and immune and cardio-metabolic function: the Sun Exposure and Vitamin D Supplementation (SEDS) Study

Hartley, Mica; Hoare, Samuel; Lithander, Fiona E.; Neale, Rachel E.; Hart, Prue H.; Gorman, Shelley; Gies, Peter; Sherriff, Jill; Swaminathan, Ashwin; Beilin, Lawrence J.; Mori, Trevor A.; King, Laura; Black, Lucinda J.; Marshall, Kushani; Xiang, Fan; Wyatt, Candy; King, Kerryn; Slevin, Terry; Pandeya, Nirmala; Lucas, Robyn


BACKGROUND Adults living in the sunny Australian climate are at high risk of skin cancer, but vitamin D deficiency (defined here as a serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration of less than 50 nmol/L) is also common. Vitamin D deficiency may be a risk factor for a range of diseases. However, the optimal strategies to achieve and maintain vitamin D adequacy (sun exposure, vitamin D supplementation or both), and whether sun exposure itself has benefits over and above initiating synthesis...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-10
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1461-7


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