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Unformatted text preview: -Vitamin D: synthesis of vitamin D, takes place in the skin, made from cholestoral, uses energy in ultra-violet light, sunlight. -Is min/day of hands/face-Depends on latitude and the season. -Vitamin d deficiency higher in northern latitude, farther from equator. -Skin pigmentation: -Vitamin D stores pretty well. You can store it from Sun in summer and live off it during the winter. -Food sources-Fish oils, eggs, milk-UV light cuts both ways.-Skin cancer risk from uv exposure-Dark pigment is melanin. Formed in melanosites. -Basal and squamacell skin cancer. Not that severe unless they are not treated. -Melanoma: most severe skin cancer. Cancer of melanosites....
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course NUTRI SCI 132 taught by Professor Anderson during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.
- Spring '08