For everyone who has been avoiding the Sun to protect their skin: Sorry following our advice means that you will die sooner
Scientists have found that people who avoid the sun, or have inadequate vitamin D in their diet, are subject to genetic damage associated with ageing and age-related illnesses.
90 per cent of the body's intake of vitamin D is created by exposure to the sun
The effect of the damage is so great that those who lack vitamin D - often called the "sunshine vitamin" because 90 per cent of the body's intake is created by exposure to the sun - were biologically five years older than those with the highest levels. . . . .