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If could get less UVB - 1.5 million DALYs could have been avoided
If get no UVB 3,304 million DALYs would have been lost due to vitamin D deficiency diseases – rickets, osteomalacia and osteoporosis.
Figure 2.1 Schematic diagram of the relation between ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure and the burden of disease
A = Vitamin D insufficiency
B = Optimal
C= Skin cancers, eye disease
Horizontal line = Personal exposure to UVR relative to skin type
Points A and C represent inappropriate UVR exposure. Fair-skinned populations in Australia with high outdoor UVR exposure typify point A.
Point C represents people with insufficient UVR exposure, whose dietary vitamin D intake will also be important in determining their vitamin D status.
Point B represents optimal UVR exposure: a person with careful titration of correct UVR dose for skin type.
from: Lucas, RM and Ponsonby, AL. Ultraviolet radiation and health: friend and foe. MJA 177:594-598
Autoimmune diseases: Multiple sclerosis Type 1 diabetes Rheumatoid arthritis
Cancers: Prostate Breast cancre Colorectal cancer Ovary cancer Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Psychiatric disorders: Seasonal affective disorder Mood disorders Schizophrenia
Acute macular degeneration
Posterior subcapsular cataract
cancers of the colon, breast, prostate, ovary and others;
autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis;
cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, acute stroke and coronary artery disease;
endocrine disorders such as type 2 diabetes;
psychiatric disorders and disorders of mood;
lymphomas including both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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