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It's official:Your body needs sunlight.Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
It's official:Your body needs sunlight.Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

You think it is too hot outside so you switch on the air conditioner and sit at home. When you have to get from one place to another you prefer the comfort of your air conditioned car. But did you know that depriving your body of the sunlight you are actually denying yourself that very essential component of nutrition – Vitamin D. This is the source for building calcium and insulin levels. A study conducted by the International Osteoporosis Foundation about two years ago had reported that levels ofvitamin Din the urban population of southern states is lower than their rural counterparts, putting them at a higher risk of diseases.


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