Sunshine Vitamin Quiz

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Quiz on the benefits of vitamin D.


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  • 1. 
    A recent study was performed to determine how levels of Vitamin D affect breast cancer in women. During this 4 year study 1179 women were divided into three groups: some recieved vitamin D and calcium supplements, some recieved only vitamin D supplements, and the rest were given a placebo. When the study concluded, women who were given vitamin D supplements were 50% less likely to develop breast cancer than those who recieved a placebo. What's more striking is that after the first year of the study, women who recieved vitamin D supplements were 75% less likely to develop breast cancer. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT(S) IS/ARE TRUE?
    • A. 

      Women who received vitamin D supplements were 50% less likely to develop breast cancer than those who received placebos

    • B. 

      Women who received vitamin D supplements were 75% less likely to develop breast cancer than those who received placebos after the first year of the study

    • C. 

      Vitamin D has no effect on breast cancer

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 2. 
    In recent months four separate studies have shown that Vitamin D helped protect against lymphoma and cancers of the prostate, lung and, ironically, the skin. The strongest evidence is for colon cancer. Dr. Edward Giovannucci , a Harvard University professor of medicine and nutrition suggests that vitamin D might help prevent 30 deaths for each one caused by skin cancer according to his research. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT(S) IS/ARE TRUE?
    • A. 

      Vitamin D might help prevent 30 deaths for every 1 death caused by skin cancer

    • B. 

      Vitamin D helps protect against lymphoma and cancers of the prostate, lung, and skin

    • C. 

      Vitamin D has no effect on cancer

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 3. 
    The 'Sunshine Vitamin' is linked to lowering your risk of several forms of cancer and many other diseases. Exposure to UVB present in sunshine and in most tanning beds is the body's natural way to produce vitamin D, accounting for 90 percent of vitamin D production. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT(S) IS/ARE TRUE?
    • A. 

      Exposure to UVB is the body's natural way to produce vitamin D, accounting for 90% of vitamin D production

    • B. 

      UVB is present in most tanning beds

    • C. 

      Vitamin D is linked to lowering your risk of several forms of cancer and many other diseases

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Anti-sun lobbyists believe that incidental sun exposure is enough to produce the proper levels of vitamin D, and dermatologist's believe people are getting too much sun exposure; this however does not correlate with the evidence that 40-90 percent of the population is vitamin D deficient. Humans make 90 percent of their vitamin D from sun exposure, the way nature intended. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT(S) IS/ARE TRUE?
    • A. 

      Humans make 90 percent of their vitamin D from sun exposure, the way nature intended

    • B. 

      40-90 percent of the population is vitamin D deficient

    • C. 

      Anti-sun lobbyisits and dermatologists ignore the facts when it comes to sun exposure and vitamin D deficiency

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    30 million people tan every year. A cornerstone of the indoor tanning industry for more than two decades has been the ability of base tans, in proper combination with sunscreen usage outdoors, to protect people from sunburns on sunny vacations. Sunscreen, as a product, is designed to prevent sunburn. A base tan essentially multiplies the ability of sunscreen to do its job. It’s all about protecting skin cells, one cell at a time, from overexposure and burning. A base tan makes a tanners skin 3-4 times more resilient against sunburn which multiplies the effectiveness of sunscreens. It’s the reason why tanning industry research suggests that a higher percentage of indoor tanning clients use sunscreen outdoors than non-tanners, and likely is part of the reason why indoor tanners sunburn outdoors less often than non-tanners. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT(S) IS/ARE TRUE?
    • A. 

      A base tan makes a tanners skin 3-4 times more resilient against sunburn

    • B. 

      Tanning industry research suggests indoor tanners sunburn outdoors less often than non-tanners

    • C. 

      The tanning industry promotes responsible tanning and recommends the use of sunscreen when necessary

    • D. 

      All of the above