This winter, I've noticed some back-pedalling in the usual sun safe messages we get in the media. Coincidentally, an interesting piece (below) has just been published regarding the growing number of Australians with low levels of Vitamin D and what we should be doing about it. As in all things, we need to a achieve balance.
"Vitamin D is important for maintaining calcium and phosphate levels for bone formation, and allowing proper functioning of parathyroid hormone. Low levels of this hormone can produce fatigue, muscle pain and weakness, weight gain, poor sleep and concentration and bone diseases.
Low vitamin D levels have been implicated in forms of cancer, high-blood pressure and autoimmune disease, such as multiple sclerosis."
PS Is that you Nick in the pic?