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15 October 2009

Sun exposure increases bone density

In many cases calcium has been highlighted as the most important factor for increasing bone density, thus preventing fractures and osteoporosis.

In many cases calcium has been highlighted as the most important factor for increasing bone density, thus preventing fractures and osteoporosis. The importance of Vitamin D in the development and maintenance of bones should not be underestimated – this essential vitamin plays a vital role in assisting calcium absorption and ensuring renewal and mineralisation of bone tissue.

Different skin types, different amounts of sun
Recent studies have found that different skin types need different amounts of sun exposure to get the necessary intake of vitamin D through their skin. People with a dark complexion need a minimum of 25 minutes per day in comparison to light skin toned people who need 15 minutes per day.

 
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