Posts by Rutledge Forney MD; Dermatologist and Founder, Dermatology Affiliates, Atlanta, GA.

Vitamin D Deficiency and Sunscreen

The need for sunscreen is undisputed: Adequate SPF minimizes the skin’s exposure to cancer- and wrinkle-causing UV radiation. Also important is the body’s requirement for vitamin D, as it contributes to healthier teeth and bones, reduced inflammation, and improved immune function in the skin. But is the controversy surrounding sunscreen and its role in blocking vitamin D production a valid one?

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