Dr. Holick’s new book, The Vitamin D Solution, is due for release on April 1st, 2010.
Questions for Dr. Michael Holick
Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON
Published: March 15, 2010
In your new book, “The Vitamin D Solution,” you argue that we have become a culture of sun phobes who fear exposure to direct sunlight and slather on too much sunscreen, which you believe has caused a national epidemic of vitamin D deficiency.
Dermatologists have gone so far as to recommend that you should never walk outside without a sunscreen. The American Academy of Dermatology still has that recommendation that you should never be exposed to one ray of direct sunlight without sun protection.