Spending more time in the sun improves health

The BBC has this:

Spending more time in the sun could help older people cut their risk of heart disease and diabetes say experts.

Sun exposure helps the skin make vitamin D - a vitamin older people are generally deficient in due to their lifestyles and ageing processes.

A team at Warwick University has shown a deficiency increases the risk of metabolic syndrome, which is linked to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. . . . . . .



Blogger The Right Guy said...

It could also be that being out in the sun means that a person is getting more exercise than if they were at there Fabric Covered Box or on the couch. No matter how you cut it though, I'd rather be outside.

5/17/2009 2:29 PM  

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