I’m not saying we should go lather on some baby oil and sit by the pool here in AZ in August from 11 to 1, but neither should we be slapping on SPF 80 to walk to the car.
This demonizing of the sun has had far more dangerous consequences than we could ever have imagined. I’m all for public health and sanitation, but why does it seem like many of the recommendations like sun avoidance, increasing dairy intake and mindless devotion to vaccination all seem to have far reaching negative effects?
In this particular study, we find that those who had more sun exposure habits had a 30% lower risk of diabetes. We can make an educated hypothesis that vitamin D is playing a role, but also that many times when we are outside we are more active. Hiking anyone?