The role of vitamin D in cancer prevention: does UV protection conflict with the need to raise low levels of vitamin D?

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BACKGROUND Vitamin D is essential for life. Part of the body's supply of vitamin D is ingested in food, but UV induced vitamin D synthesis in the body plays an even more important role. UV irradiation is a cause for the currently rising incidence of skin cancer in many countries; on the other hand, Vitamin D might be protective against some cancers. In this… (More)
DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2010.0638

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