Dr. Holick introduces himself and shares how sun exposure can benefit women.
My name is Michael Holick and I am Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Biophysics at Boston University Medical Center, and I am also Director of the General Clinical Research Center. I have been doing vitamin D research for almost 40 years.
Well, vitamin D synthesis is made in your skin from sun exposure, and most people’s vitamin D requirement comes from adequate, sensible sun exposure. So being exposed to a reasonable amount of sunlight will provide you with all of your vitamin D requirement.
About Dr. Holick, Ph.D., M.D.:
Michael Holick, Ph.D., M.D., is the Professor of Medicine of Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and performed his residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Holick specializes in vitamin D, calcium, bone metabolism, photobiology of vitamin, and osteoporosis. Dr. Holick is also the recipient of the American Skin Associations Psoriasis Research Achievement Award, the American College of Nutrition Award, the Robert H. Herman Memorial Award in Clinical Nutrition from the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, and more.