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Considering the potential benefits as well as adverse effects of sun exposure: can all the potential benefits be provided by oral vitamin D supplementation?

Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Lucas, Robyn


Exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is associated with both adverse and beneficial health effects. While many of the adverse effects of excessive exposure are well known, the adverse effects of insufficient UVR exposure are less clear-cut, but may include a heightened risk of several cancers and autoimmune disorders as well as of bone diseases such as rickets, osteomalacia and osteoporosis. Although some of the postulated beneficial effects of UVR exposure may occur through the maintenance...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2006.02.019


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