Statins or sunshine?

Coronary heart disease

After the examples of diseases, already given, that are helped by sunlight and vitamin D, without the side effects of statins, what about the coronary heart disease which statins are supposed to benefit?

As we saw in "Sunshine and coronary heart disease", Coronary heart disease also benefits from going out in the sun in summer and taking vitamin D supplements in winter if you live in latitudes above about 35 degrees north or south. Nearer to the equator, it is thought not to be so important as at those lower latitudes, as the sun in stronger, and for a greater part of the year.

But whatever you do, DON'T wear sunscreens as they stop the UVB needed to make vitamin D.

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Last updated: December 9, 2011