Does prolonged sun deprivation in Antarctic conditions cause irreversible bone loss?
Entry ID: ASAC_2505

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Summary
Abstract: Vitamin D deficiency is detrimental to the skeleton resulting in accelerated bone loss, and reductions in bone mineral density (BMD). The main source of vitamin D in healthy people is that which they produce in the skin when it is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation eg. sunlight. During winter when there is less sunlight, less vitamin D is produced and bone loss increases. This seasonal change ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.6   S: -67.6   E: 62.87   W: 62.87
  N: -68.57   S: -68.57   E: 77.96   W: 77.96
  N: -66.28   S: -66.28   E: 110.52   W: 110.52
  N: -54.61   S: -54.61   E: 158.86   W: 158.86

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-07-01
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Access Constraints Access to this data, as it is medical in-confidence data, is restricted. For more information, contact the investigator, or the polar medicine section of the Australian Antarctic Division.

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Distribution Format: word
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10
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