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Vitamin D: What you Need to Know - Resource Page

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Kimlin M.G., Olds W.J., Moore M.R. Location and Vitamin D synthesis: Is the hypothesis validated by geophysical data? (2007) Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 86 (3), pp. 234-239. (PubMed abstract)

Reichrath, J. The challenge resulting from positive and negative effects of sunlight: how much solar UV exposure is appropriate to balance between risks of vitamin D deficiency and skin cancer? Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2006 Sep;92(1):9-16. Epub 2006 Feb 28. (PubMed abstract)

Kulie, T., et al. Vitamin D: An evidence-based review. J Am Board Fam Med. 2009 Nov-Dec;22(6):698-706. (PubMed abstract)

Pelajo CF, Lopez-Benitez JM, Miller LC. Vitamin D and Autoimmune Rheumatologic Disorders. Autoimmun Rev. 2010 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print] (PubMed abstract)

Birlea, S., et al. Autoimmune diseases and vitamin D receptor Apa-I polymorphism are associated with vitiligo in a small inbred Romanian community. Acta Derm Venereol. 2006;86(3):209-14. (PubMed abstract) - Vitamin D may help prevent swine flu

Suite, "Vitamin D may prevent influenza"

Vitamin D Council- Am I Vitamin D Deficient

Vitamin D: Its role in autoimmune disease and hypertension, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, May 2004, Jonathan Wright

"Mounting evidence for vitamin D as an environmental factor affecting autoimmune disease prevalence", Cantorna MT, Mahon, BD. Dept. Of Nutritional Science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA. Exp. Biol. Med (Maywood) 2004 December; 229 (11): 1136-42

WebMD, "Are you getting enough vitamin D". By Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD

Weston A Price Foundation, December 30, 2000, "The Miracle of Vitamin D", by Krispin Sullivan, CN, "Epidemic Influenza and Vitamin D", J. J. Cannell, M.D.

PubMed - Acta Med Indones, 2007 Jul-Sept; 39(3):133-41, "Vitamin D and Autoimmune Disease". Ginanjar E., Sumariyono, Sitrati S., Setiyohadi B. Dept. Of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, U. Of Indonesia, dr. Apto Manguon-Kusumo Hospita, Jakarta.

Environmental, Health and Safety Online. "The UV Index - A measure of the Intensity of ultraviolet radiation and your health.

PubMed-Prediction and Prevention of Autoimmune Skin Disorders. Nancy AL, Yehuda S. Dept. Of Medicine B., Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Chaim Shebu Medical Center, 52621, Tel - Hashomer, Tel Aviv, Israel. Arch Dermatol Res. 2009 Jan; 301(1): 57-64. Epub 2008 Sp. 24.

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Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin D, Office of Dietary Supplements - NIH Vitamin D

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