Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Nanny Unbans The Sun

As loyal readers know Nanny has something of a bee in her bonnet over the dangers of exposing ourselves to the sun.

Despite the fact that in the UK the number of sunshine filled hours per annum amounts to approximately 2, and despite the fact that sunshine is an excellent source of vitamin D and acts as a most effective anti bacteriological cleansing agent Nanny has long held the view that we should not venture into the sunshine.

That view has been rigidly held until today.

Step forward some wise owls from my old university, Edinburgh, who have conducted some research that suggests that sunlight helps reduce blood pressure, cutting heart attack and stroke risks and even prolonging life.

Oh, and by the way, sunlight also helps with psoriasis.

Dr Richard Weller, a senior lecturer in dermatology at Edinburgh University, is quoted by the BBC:
"We suspect that the benefits to heart health of sunlight will outweigh the risk of skin cancer.

The work we have done provides a mechanism that might account for this, and also explains why dietary vitamin D supplements alone will not be able to compensate for lack of sunlight.

We now plan to look at the relative risks of heart disease and skin cancer in people who have received different amounts of sun exposure.

If this confirms that sunlight reduces the death rate from all causes, we will need to reconsider our advice on sun exposure."
Another piece of Nanny "scientific fact" consigned to the dustbin!

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  1. Once again I chortle with delight when some 'authority' tells us what I have known for ages.
    Dr Hilary Jones, every housewifes dream, sorry, every homemaker, of whatever sexual orientation's dream, fell out of favour several years ago. Why? He spoke of the benefits of 30 to 45 minutes of unprotected sunshine!
    Yes, it is good for psoriasis, it is also good for folliculitis...inflamation of the hair follicles...and many other things.
    In salons carrying sunbeds, there are warnings that you should not use them if you have high blood pressure!!!
    Anyway, I have spent over a decade immersing myself in UVA for 6 minutes evry 10 days, and my skin and well being are beautiful.

  2. And we also have the case that cases of rickets are increasing. This is either because kids are indoor more playing video games, or more likely parents are being over cautious because of all the scare stories put out the MSM who are only being churnalists and repeating PR from the media departments of universities who need up the scientists presence so that the university can get more research money. And the government doesn't stop this scaremongering and actually encourages it because they don't follow science any more, just the policy of doing anything to be seen to be doing something because a politicians doesn't exist unless they are doing something.