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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

Find out more information on deficiency, supplementation, sun exposure, and how vitamin D relates to your health.

New research finds dialysis patients living in areas of higher UV exposure have lower mortality rates

A study published in American Journal of Nephrology has revealed that dialysis patients residing in places with a higher UV index have lower all-cause mortality compared to patients living in areas with less UV exposure.

As many of our readers know, UV radiation is a controversial subject among both researchers and public health officials. It provides clear benefits, including the production of vitamin D and the release of nitric oxide stores in the skin.

But the US Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization have classified UV radiation as a human carcinogen due to its association with increased risk of skin cancer. The Surgeon General has even recently urged people to drastically limit their exposure and wear protective sunscreen and clothing when in the sun.

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  About: Will Hunter

Will is the Program Associate of the Vitamin D council and works on website administration, content production and editing, and fundraising. He is passionate about nutrition, exercise, and technology and how they relate to health and longevity.

One Response to New research finds dialysis patients living in areas of higher UV exposure have lower mortality rates

  1. I totally agree with the three points raised by Will. It is also to measure their time of sun exposure per day along with their vitamin D level. Because most of the patients suffered on dialysis do not have much sun exposure.