Association between solar ultraviolet doses and vitamin D clinical routine data in European mid-latitude population between 2006 and 2018: Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences

D Ferrari, G Lombardi, M Strollo, M Pontillo, A Motta, M Locatelli

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Abstract

The major source of vitamin D in humans is the ultraviolet radiation-dependent cutaneous synthesis of cholecalciferol; however, low vitamin D status is common in Europe even at mid-latitudes. The UV-radiation that reached the Earth's surface near Milan between May 2006 and December 2018 was retrieved from the TEMIS database and matched with the serum vitamin D levels measured in 30400 people living in the same area. The results showed a high percentage of insufficient vitamin D levels (measured as 25-hydroxy-vitamin D) throughout the years. During the "vitamin D winter" (November-March) up to 60-90% of the population shows deficient/insufficient (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2696-2706
Number of pages11
JournalPhotochemical and Photobiological Sciences
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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