Prof. Dr. Cihangir Akgün stated that by going out in the sun for 20 minutes a day to meet the daily vitamin D requirement of the body, “In addition, consumption of vitamin D-rich foods such as offal, milk and dairy products, seafood and eggs is also very important. Children with vitamin D deficiency may face increased risks from tuberculosis to otitis media, from upper respiratory tract infection to pneumonia. ” made his comment.
Akgün made the following evaluations:
“Vitamin D is the only vitamin that can be synthesized in the human body and 90-95% of the vitamin D found in the human body is made on the skin with the effect of sunlight. The angle required for ultraviolet rays to produce vitamin D in the human body is called the ‘zenith’ angle and this is due to the geographical location of our country. It is possible from April to November For an effective vitamin D production, a 20-minute sun bath between 12-14 noon, especially from April to November, will both meet our daily needs and fill our vitamin D stores, which is a storable vitamin.
Using protective creams with a factor level of 15 or above prevents 99 percent of sunlight from reaching the skin and thus vitamin D synthesis. Individuals who spend all summer on the beach or in summer resorts and are protected with sunscreens or avoid exposure to sunlight for 11-16 hours can easily develop vitamin D deficiency. In addition, some medications used for chronic diseases may prevent vitamin D absorption and cause deficiency. “
It protects from bowel cancer by 70 percent
Akgün stated that in the studies conducted, the incidence of cancer decreased by 17% in individuals with sufficient vitamin D, “This rate increases to 70% with very high protection in bowel cancer. Again, individuals with sufficient vitamin D levels develop less hypertension than people with this vitamin deficiency. Less insulin resistance and less cardiovascular disease develop.
The risk of developing Type 1 diabetes decreases by 30 percent in children who are provided with sufficient vitamin D during infancy. Children with vitamin D deficiency may face increased risks from tuberculosis to otitis media, from upper respiratory tract infection to pneumonia. In order to have sufficient vitamin D levels, which is an important step in reducing all these risks and protecting from coronavirus infection in the epidemic we are in, a 20-minute sunbathing is necessary, especially between 12-14 hours from April to November. In addition, consumption of foods rich in vitamin D such as offal, milk and dairy products, seafood and eggs is also very important. “