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A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2012)

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Guest Editor
Dr. Robert J. Boyle

CSL in Paediatric Allergy, Department of Medicine, Praed Street, St Mary's Campus, London, UK
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Interests: eczema; asthma; food allergy; hayfever; insect allergy; urticaria; anaphylaxis; latex/drug allergy

Keywords

  • vitamin
  • probiotic
  • cosmetic
  • eczema
  • food supplements
  • lipid
  • carbohydrate

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Open AccessArticle Assessing the Relationship between Vitamin D3 and Stratum Corneum Hydration for the Treatment of Xerotic Skin
Nutrients 2012, 4(9), 1213-1218; doi:10.3390/nu4091213
Received: 2 July 2012 / Revised: 31 July 2012 / Accepted: 27 August 2012 / Published: 4 September 2012
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Abstract
Vitamin D3 has been called the “sunshine” vitamin since the formation of vitamin D is mediated by exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D3 is linked to many health benefits, however serum levels of vitamin D3 have been decreasing over the last
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Vitamin D3 has been called the “sunshine” vitamin since the formation of vitamin D is mediated by exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D3 is linked to many health benefits, however serum levels of vitamin D3 have been decreasing over the last few decades and the lower levels of vitamin D3 may have consequences on normal physiology. We investigated the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels and stratum corneum conductance as well as the effect of topical application of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) on dry skin. Eighty three subjects were recruited and blood serum levels and skin conductance measurements were taken after a one week washout. A correlation was observed between vitamin D levels and skin moisture content, individuals with lower levels of vitamin D had lower average skin moisture. Subsequently, a 3-week split leg, randomized, vehicle controlled clinical study was conducted on a subset of 61 of the above individuals who were identified with non-sufficient vitamin D serum levels. Topical supplementation with cholecalciferol significantly increased measurements of skin moisturization and resulted in improvements in subjective clinical grading of dry skin. Taken together our finding suggest a relationship between serum vitamin D3 (25(OH)D) levels and hydration of the stratum corneum and further demonstrate the skin moisture benefit from topical application of vitamin D3. Full article
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