Monday, November 17, 2008

Ever See A Vampire With Freckles?

Probably not!

Freckles are a result of exposure to the sun, which is also the best source of Vitamin D. While exposure to the sun, especially for someone fair skinned, can result in melanoma, a lethal type of skin cancer from which 7,818 people died in the U.S. in 2003, lack of Vitamin D can weaken bones causing the deaths of 13,700 older Americans age 65+ who died from falls as a result of osteoporosis that same year. Vitamin D deficiencies are also thought to be the cause of some colon, breast and prostrate cancers, especially since higher cancer rates are found at higher latitudes where there is less sun exposure.

So, if vampires weren't eternal, they would be much more likely to die as a result of their sun avoidance, than their fair freckled sun loving relatives. Sphere: Related Content

2 comments:

Leah Brooks said...

Hi Lucy! is this a picture of you as a child? looks like you..

Congrats on getting this book finished!

Leah

Dr. Joanne Cacciatore said...

Very interesting blog!

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