Challenges in Endocrinology & Diabetes
Major new health issues confront us some of which arise from our modern lifestyle and its consequent energy imbalance. In addition to obesity and diabetes, metabolic disorders will soon overtake smoking as the main avoidable cause of cancer. Vitamin D is essential for bone, muscle and other aspects in health. Sunlight (UVB) is the most important source of vitamin D (>90%). The main natural food source is fish, Breast milk contains vitamin D. Skin colour: Adults with dark skin (Fitzpatrick types V and VI) require 3-6 times the amount of UVB compared to people with light skin.