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Ultraviolet radiation, vitamin D and the development of obesity, metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes

Gorman, Shelley; Lucas, Robyn; Allen-Hall, Aidan; Fleury, Naomi; Feelisch, Martin


Obesity is increasing in prevalence in many countries around the world. Its causes have been traditionally ascribed to a model where energy intake exceeds energy consumption. Reduced energy output in the form of exercise is associated with less sun exposure as many of these activities occur outdoors. This review explores the potential for ultraviolet radiation (UVR), derived from sun exposure, to affect the development of obesity and two of its metabolic co-morbidities, type-2 diabetes and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences
DOI: 10.1039/C6PP00274A


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