Are you at risk of a vitamin D deficiency? The health benefits of the “sunshine” vitamin go beyond its role in healthy bones and the truth is that many Singaporeans simply don’t get enough
Wearing sunscreen right now? Good for you. You’re effectively reducing your chances of developing skin cancer and preventing fine lines and wrinkles. And now for the bad news. That sunscreen could be risking your health in other ways.
You see, by diligently applying the SPF, you’re decreasing your body’s ability to make vitamin D. And that’s a problem, possibly even a deadly one. In fact, according to a 2017 study, almost eight out of 10 Singaporeans* suffer from inadequate vitamin D levels, and most may not even be aware of the risks.
We asked experts why vitamin D matters as much as it does, whether you’re at risk and what to do about it.
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Text: bauersyndication.com.au, Additional reporting: Elizabeth Liew