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A Little Sun Might Shield Against Skin Cancer

Posted: January 30, 2007

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Egan agreed. She said it's not difficult for people to soak up the sun's goodness without boosting their cancer risk. In response to even a moderate amount of sunlight, "the skin actually creates an amazing amount of vitamin D," Egan said. "It doesn't take much exposure to make enough of the vitamin D that's certainly needed to preserve bone health, for example."

By E. J. Mundell, HealthDay News, January 29, 2007