“This study has implicated several new skin-related genes that impact on our vitamin D status—distinct from skin colour which affects our ability to make vitamin D depending on the concentration of the pigment melanin in the skin,” said senior author Professor John J. McGrath
New research shows using sunscreen does not prevent vitamin D production. Vitamin D, which is vital for bone health, is produced by the skin in response to UVR from sunlight. In addition to being the main source of vitamin D, UVR is a known cause of skin cancer.
High doses of oral vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) taken one hour after sunburn might reduce skin redness, swelling, and inflammation, but further investigation is required, according to researchers who published their findings online in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology(May 30, 2017).
During this double-blinded, placebo-controlled interventional trial, 20 healthy adults were randomized to receive...