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Widespread vitamin D deficiency likely due to sunscreen use, increase of chronic diseases | ScienceDaily

Widespread vitamin D deficiency likely due to sunscreen use, increase of chronic diseases | ScienceDaily

Results from a clinical review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association find nearly 1 billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D due to chronic disease and inadequate sun exposure related to sunscreen use.

The study also found that 95 percent of African American adults may have vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency. Vitamin D variations among races are attributed to differences in skin pigmentation.

“People are spending less time outside and, when they do go out, they’re typically wearing sunscreen, which essentially nullifies the body’s ability to produce vitamin D,”…

Source: Widespread vitamin D deficiency likely due to sunscreen use, increase of chronic diseases — ScienceDaily