More on Vitamin D’s Health Benefits

Lynne Kiesling

Courtesy of Glenn Reynolds, an article from Patrick Cox on the health benefits of Vitamin D, which complements my earlier post on the subject. He makes a point that I had not made explicit: in doing the relative risk assessment of sun exposure and wearing sunscreen, there is some evidence suggesting that higher Vitamin D levels reduce the incidence of melanoma, which are insidious skin cancers that are not directly associated with sun exposure. Cox’s article is long and thorough, and although he does not provide a full bibliography of the papers he’s reviewed, his conclusions are consistent with my reviews as well.