Skin colour and vitamin D: An update

@article{Hanel2020SkinCA,
  title={Skin colour and vitamin D: An update},
  author={Andrea Hanel and Carsten Carlberg},
  journal={Experimental Dermatology},
  year={2020},
  volume={29},
  pages={864 - 875}
}
Homo sapiens evolved in East Africa and had dark skin, hair, and eyes, in order to protect against deleterious consequences of intensive UV radiation at equatorial latitudes. Intensive skin pigmentation was thought to bear the risk of inefficient vitamin D3 synthesis in the skin. This initiated the hypothesis that within the past 75 000 years, in which humans migrated to higher latitudes in Asia and Europe, the need for vitamin D3 synthesis served as an evolutionary driver for skin lightening… 

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