Last reply 9 years ago
Has any read this weeks fabulous mag?

there is an article on health and they say pale skin can reduce the risk of getting ms because apparently pale skin is high in vit D and darker skin isn’t because melanin blocks absobtion of vit d. Has anyone else heard this? i’m as pale as anything & don’t tan and find this quite hard to beleive!

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cclaire
9 years ago

I find that hard to believe too Emmy. I look like I could do with a pint of blood most of the time, I’ve never had a tan in my life and start to burn after about ten minutes.
That’s two of us who can disprove the theory!


gpeps
9 years ago

I’ll third that one. I’m very pale. I don’t think the theory makes too much sense… Aren’t people further from the equator more likely to get MS? And don’t people further from the equator tend to be paler??


cathie
9 years ago

And make it 4!


ghada
9 years ago

ok, so am black the one exception BUT i was famous for hating the sun as i blacked out all my windows when at uni!x


emmy
9 years ago

ok, so we are getting an against vote here! I wonder if the fabulous magazine makes up stories like the paper it comes from is renouned for doing?


katesanchez
9 years ago

Hi Guys, i am Olivey skin as luckily i’m half spanish (Spanish Father) and tan easily BUT I am Vit D deficient (couldn’t believe it as i love the sun & get into it when i can!!) and have been on supplements prescribed by my GP but i need a blood test beginning Aug to check levels again & if they’re still not high enough i could possibly need a Pharmaceutical dose !!!! urgh! the GP i saw wasn’t my regular one but said that there is more & more evidence of Vit D deficiency being a contributing factor in either: getting MS and/or progression of the disease! She was in the Isle of Skye for a few yrs and says alot of people have got MS there because of lack of the sun.

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