Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Vitamin D-Ficiant Part 2

By Sarah Motherwell

As kids we learnt to ‘slip, slop, slap’ whenever we went out in the sun but have our skin protection habits left us vulnerable to other health risks?

Vitamin D, which we receive through UV-B rays in sunshine, is important to maintain strong bones, muscles and a healthy immune system.

But with one third of Australians deficient in vitamin D, are we ignoring the positive benefits of sun exposure?

Youth Reporter Sarah Motherwell asked the CEO of the Cancer Council, Professor Ian Oliver whether a fear of the sun is putting Australians at risk?

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