Tanning is associated with optimal vitamin D status (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration) and higher bone mineral density.

@article{Tangpricha2004TanningIA,
  title={Tanning is associated with optimal vitamin D status (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration) and higher bone mineral density.},
  author={Vin Tangpricha and Adrian Turner and Catherine S. Spina and Sheila Decastro and Tai Chih Chen and Michael F Holick},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={80 6},
  pages={
          1645-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Vitamin D is made in the skin on exposure to solar radiation, and it is necessary to optimal skeletal health. Subjects who use a tanning bed that emits ultraviolet B radiation (290-315 nm) are likely to have higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations than do subjects who do not regularly use a tanning bed. OBJECTIVE The first objective of this study was to ascertain whether subjects who regularly use a tanning bed have higher 25(OH)D concentrations than do subjects who do… CONTINUE READING

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