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Personal sun exposure and serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D concentrations

Nair-Shalliker, Visalini; Clements, Mark; Fenech, Michael; Armstrong, Bruce K

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Solar ultraviolet-B radiation (UVB) is essential for epidermal vitamin D production. We aimed to quantitate the relationship between personal solar UV exposure and serum 25hydroxy vitamin D (25[OH]D) concentration. Blood was collected for 25(OH)D analysis in 207 South Australian adults aged 27-61 years. At the time of blood collection, each participant completed a questionnaire, which included a calendar for recall of sun exposure in the preceding 16 weeks. We examined the association between...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70357
Source: Photochemistry and Photobiology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2012.01201.x

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