Women start losing bone density in their late thirties and have a 50% risk of developing osteoporosis in their lifetimes. Many of us know that, but what you might not is that one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis, approximately two million American men have osteoporosis, and about 12 million men are in danger of developing osteoporosis!
Using sunblock against the dangers of skin cancer is a no-brainer. However recent research demonstrates that moderate amounts of sunlight can cut the risk of certain types of cancer.
Vitamin D -- the “sunshine vitamin” -- has long been valued for its ability to regulate the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, which is vital for strong bones and teeth. A fat-soluble vitamin, vitamin D is produced in your skin as a response to sunlight. In recent years, new research has discovered vitamin D is important in a number of other health areas: