Monitoring vitamin D in the melanoma patient - impact of sun avoidance on vitamin D levels of melanoma patients at a tertiary UK referral melanoma service

Lo, M.C.I., Maraka, J., Garioch, J., John, W.G. and Moncrieff, M. (2017) Monitoring vitamin D in the melanoma patient - impact of sun avoidance on vitamin D levels of melanoma patients at a tertiary UK referral melanoma service. British Journal of Dermatology, 177 (1). 282–283. ISSN 0007-0963

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    Abstract

    Clinicians across specialties are increasingly aware of health risks associated with vitamin D deficiency (VitD-). The link to bone health is obvious, but there is mounting evidence of associations with disorders including autoimmune and cardiovascular, diabetes, and various cancers (1). Vitamin D is endogenously synthesised in the skin by ultraviolet radiation or orally ingested (2). In the UK, few foods are supplemented with vitamin D, therefore, the main source is sun exposure. Unfortunately, patients in much of the UK are exposed to a UV index <3 for almost half the year, significantly limiting their ability to obtain vitamin D from this modality.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but has not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process, which may lead to differences between this version and the Version of Record. Please cite this article as doi: 10.1111/bjd.15062
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2016 13:00
    Last Modified: 24 May 2019 14:37
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60584
    DOI: 10.1111/bjd.15062

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