New Guidance on Vitamin D Recommends Midday Sunshine

New advice from health organizations recommends spending time in the sun -- without sunscreen, and in the middle of the day.

Seven organizations have issued this joint advice on vitamin D, which your body produces when exposed to natural sunlight.  The new guidance was created because fears about skin cancer have made people too cautious about being in the sun.

BBC News reports:

“Cancer Research UK and the National Osteoporosis Society are among the bodies which agree ... it is fine to go outside in strong sun in the middle of the day, as long as you cover up or apply sunscreen before your skin goes red.”

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