Monday, April 30, 2007

The Sun: Damned if You Do and Even More Damned if You Don't.

We're told to stay out of the sun because it may kill us and now we're told avoiding the sun may kill us. Sunscreen prevents the Vitamin D synthesis, so what's a person to do?

Wealthier northern countries experience much higher cancer rates than poorer developing countries, challenging many scientists, who have placed much of the responsibility on industrial pollution. Researchers are now possibly finding the answer as to why this is so; our lack of exposure to sunlight.
If this proves to be true, it will be a real eye-opener considering Vitamin D deficiency may far outweigh the impact smoking has as a cause for cancer.

"The sun advice has been misguided information "of just breathtaking proportions," said John Cannell, head of the Vitamin D Council, a non-profit, California-based organization.

Fifteen hundred Americans die every year from [skin cancers]. Fifteen hundred Americans die every day from the serious cancers."


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