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What are the benefits of the sun for seniors?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: The Sun

The major benefit of the sun is helping the body to convert inactive vitamin d to active vitamin d, but skin damage and eventual skin cancers must be considered -- for prolonged exposure spf 30 sun tan lotion is recommended.

In brief: The Sun

The major benefit of the sun is helping the body to convert inactive vitamin d to active vitamin d, but skin damage and eventual skin cancers must be considered -- for prolonged exposure spf 30 sun tan lotion is recommended.
Dr. Harris Cohen
Dr. Harris Cohen
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Benefit vs. risk.

Exposure to the sun would generally be more harmful than healthful for most people, and this especially holds true for seniors.
The amount of sun exposure necessary for the vitamin D benefit, would reduce the integrity of your skin and could cause anything from dehydration to skin cancer. Best to protect yourself from the sun. You can always supplement vitamin D.

In brief: Benefit vs. risk.

Exposure to the sun would generally be more harmful than healthful for most people, and this especially holds true for seniors.
The amount of sun exposure necessary for the vitamin D benefit, would reduce the integrity of your skin and could cause anything from dehydration to skin cancer. Best to protect yourself from the sun. You can always supplement vitamin D.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Mohsin Jaffer
Family Medicine

In brief: Sun

Overexposure to skin and eyes can cause damage.
Do not over abuse the sun!

In brief: Sun

Overexposure to skin and eyes can cause damage.
Do not over abuse the sun!
Dr. Mohsin Jaffer
Dr. Mohsin Jaffer
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