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Surname 1Student’s NameInstitutional AffiliationInstructor’s NameCourseDateSkin Color in Anatomy and PhysiologySkin color is individual complexion that is determined by the concentration of melanin inthe skin, where increase in melanin leads to increase in skin darkening(Rocha, p. 78). Differentfactors are found to affect the skin color of individuals. These factors include exposure toVitamin D (from sun and from meals), latitude, or even folate concentration. This assessmentidentifies how each of these factors is affecting individual skin color respectively on the basis ofskin lightness or darkness.As the concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D serum decreases, the skin pigmentationbecomes more dark(Hanel & Carsten, p. 864). When an individual is suffering from vitamin Ddeficicency is exposed to having the skin more dark(Weber et al., pp. 34). There are varioussources of this vitamin D ranging from sun rays, meals, and from multivitamins. They helpbrighten the skin color.

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