Talking Points

Talking Points

Can pills protect against skin caner

January 14, 2019 at 6:31 pm


It has been reported that pills are being sold on line with the claim that they are sunscreen pills and can protect against skin cancer.   These are being sold on sites that sell vitamins.  However it’s important to realise that an “oral sunscreen” does not exist and sites suggesting that pills will protect against […]

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Vitamin D confusion

November 22, 2018 at 9:06 pm


There has always been confusion about vitamin D. There is no consensus about what constitutes normal blood levels and the information about the need for supplements varies. Despite this, large sums of money are spent carrying out blood tests for vitamin D levels, and buying vitamin D supplements. Recent studies have shown that Vitamin D […]

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