BY PAULA LIU, October 1, 2020
“Along with vitamin D supplementation, adequate sunshine exposure is needed, particularly if melanated [darker skinned], because vitamin D is made in the skin,” Dr. Kecia Gaither previously told The Epoch Times. “Melanin inhibits vitamin D production in the skin.” Melanin is a skin pigment that makes the skin, eyes, and hair darker. Black Americans are in a high-risk group for having low vitamin D levels because, while their darker skin can protect them against skin cancer, it also reduces the production of vitamin D. Black people have been found to have a higher COVID-19 death rate.
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