Dr. Cedric Garland shares if sunscreen will decrease a woman's ability to absorb vitamin D.
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Does sunscreen decrease a woman’s ability to absorb vitamin D? Dr. Cedric Garland: Well, it eliminates your ability to make it. Vitamin D is made from cholesterol in the skin, and if sunscreen is in the mix, a person can’t make any vitamin D, and so it prevents the synthesis of vitamin D.