By: Jonathan Benson
March 13, 2011
Research by Zayed University and Shaikh Khalifa Medical City hospital shows emirati university students are vitamin D deficient and depressed due to avoiding the sun.
A vision of sun-deprived individuals isn't something you'd associate with the UAE, which experiences year-round sunshine.
However, research by Zayed University (ZU) and Shaikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) Hospital indicates that a large segment of the population is avoiding the sun — especially in the summer — to their detriment.
7 March 2011 - Daily Express
By: Geoff Maynard
March 7, 2011
New research shows that patients with higher levels of vitamin D – mainly derived from exposure to sunlight – have fewer attacks and develop the disease at a slower rate.
More than 85,000 people in the UK are thought to have the auto-immune condition which is caused by the loss of nerve fibres in the brain and spinal cord.
There is evidence that people from parts of Northern Europe which get little sunshine are at greater risk of developing MS.
By: Marc Sorenson
February 28, 2011
A 2010 study from France has shown that women who were exposed to a combination of sunlight and dietary vitamin D had up to a 45 percent reduced risk of contracting breast cancer, according to Cancer Epidemiol, Biomarkers & Prevention.
The researchers noted that high dietary vitamin D by itself did not correlate to a reduced risk of breast cancer, whereas sunlight exposure alone did correlate to a lowered risk.