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Ask Tufts Experts November 2008 Issue

Q: With the increasing evidence for the benefits of vitamin D, is there any artificial light that will give me the benefits of sunshine in making vitamin D?

Answer : While not even the most avid vitamin D advocate suggests broiling yourself in a tanning booth, it is true that people in northern climes canít get enough sunshine during winter to trigger the bodyís natural ability to make vitamin D.

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