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Sun Exposure Linked to Vitamin D

Sun Exposure Linked to Vitamin D



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Tom Callan, KSL NewsradioYou want your kids to get A's and B's in school. But don't forget the D's.

Low on vitamin D, sunlight, for 5-year-old Max. So the doctor ordered this prescription for Tanya Turek's son.

"The doctor said [we] need to have him out in the sun 10 minutes every day without sunscreen," says Turek, "and that will bring up his vitamin D."

But what about sunburn?

"It's a fine line. Who knows?" says Turek. "So we'll try it."

Max faced two other choices: Some multi-vitamin, or downing a half-gallon of milk a day. No wonder he's taking the extra rays.

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