SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Nov. 30, 2010) —
The American Academy of Dermatology’s (Academy) vitamin D position statement section on recommended minimum intake levels may be revised upward as a result of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) report about this essential nutrient. The Academy continues to recommend that people obtain vitamin D from a healthy diet that includes foods naturally rich in vitamin D, foods and beverages fortified with vitamin D, and/or vitamin D supplements. Vitamin D should not be obtained from unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds due to the risk of developing skin cancer, including melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
To learn more about vitamin D, view the IOM's report