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By the way, doctor. I know I should use sunscreen when I go outdoors in order to reduce my risk for skin cancer. But I've heard that sunscreen blocks my skin's ability to make vitamin D. Is this true? I don't want to miss out on the vitamin D that I need for bone strength.

By the way, doctor. I know I should use sunscreen when I go outdoors in order to reduce my risk for skin cancer. But I've heard that sunscreen blocks my skin's ability to make vitamin D. Is this true? I don't want to miss out on the vitamin D that I need for bone strength. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Jun; 10(10):8.

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