RE: longevity

Alex Future Bokov (
Thu, 22 Jul 1999 12:53:53 -0400 (EDT)


On Thu, 22 Jul 1999, Rob Harris Cen-IT wrote:

> > 4. Sunlight *will* screw up your skin, and will increase the risk cancer
> > later in life, especially if you're pale. Wear the highest SPF-rating
> > sunscreen you can buy and take (moderate!) vitamin D supplements to
> > prevent rickets.
> >
> In fact, vitamin D supplements are a waste of time even if you avoid
> sunbathing. Your skin will make shed loads of vitamin D in very low sun
> intensity and in a very short time. The only people who MAY need to take vit
> D supplements are eskimos on the 6-month darkness cycle. But even then, it's
> unlikely there'd be a problem due to dietary sources. If there's ever been
> anyone that's developed rickets solely due to vit D deficiency, then I want
> to hear about it - it's the calcium you need lots of. I remember this from
> my 'A' level biology tutor, in case you were wondering, so it's pretty sound
> info.

Thanks for the correction. No arguments from me. Personally, I just pop multivitamins and leave it at that.

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Does this mean that I cannot put a log of this thread on a website?

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