New research finds dialysis patients living in areas of higher UV exposure have lower mortality rates

Posted on: October 21, 2014   by  Will Hunter

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A study published in American Journal of Nephrology has revealed that dialysis patients residing in places with a higher UV index have lower all-cause mortality compared to patients living in areas with less UV exposure.

As many of our readers know, UV radiation is a controversial subject among both researchers and public health officials. It provides clear benefits, including the production of vitamin D and the release of nitric oxide stores in the skin.

But the US Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization have classified UV radiation as a human carcinogen due to its association with increased risk of skin cancer. The Surgeon General has even recently urged people to drastically limit their exposure and wear protective sunscreen and clothing when in the sun.

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1 Response to New research finds dialysis patients living in areas of higher UV exposure have lower mortality rates

  1. Yasir Mahmood

    I totally agree with the three points raised by Will. It is also to measure their time of sun exposure per day along with their vitamin D level. Because most of the patients suffered on dialysis do not have much sun exposure.

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