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American Academy of Dermatology position statement on Vitamin D

http://www.aad.org/media/background/press/_doc/PositionStatementonVitaminD.html

The gist is they strongly advise against getting increased vitamin D by exposing oneself unprotected to sunlight

....according to the medical literature, unprotected exposure to UV radiation from sunlight (natural) or indoor tanning devices (artificial) is not safe. Individuals who intentionally expose themselves to UV radiation for vitamin D are putting their health at risk for developing skin cancer."
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I think for those with lupus, it's just that much more of a no brainer. I wind up so sick when I'm in the sun even for short periods. I'm very vit. D defficiant so I take 2000 IUs daily. My gp caught this a few years ago and it really did improve my general muscle pain to start taking the supplements. I was grateful that she caught it.

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