An increasing body of evidence suggests that, on a global level, vitamin D deficiency is widespread – even in sunny countries. This vitamin plays an essential role in the development and maintenance of bone.
What can you do to ensure a healthy vitamin D status? According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, vitamin D is made in the skin on exposure to the sun's ultraviolet B rays. Casual exposure of the face, arms and hands for as little as 10 to 15 minutes per day is usually sufficient for most people.
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