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    (Original post by kkboyk)
    That doesn't make sense. It's more to do with social reasons.
    Let me geuss...you study history or sociology or something? I study science. And so I can tell you that black people's skin reflects more sunlight, and so they can't get enough vitamin D unless they live in a sunny place.
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    (Original post by neal95)
    York is pretty white if I remember lol
    well someone is stuffed
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    well someone is stuffed
    ???
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    (Original post by alex_cs)
    Let me geuss...you study history or sociology or something? I study science. And so I can tell you that black people's skin reflects more sunlight.
    Errr, sorry science dude, but darker skin definitely doesn't reflect more sunlight... quite the opposite- that's why it's darker!

    As for vitamin D, there isn't enough sunlight in most of the UK for anyone to get enough. Fortunately vit D pills are cheap and do the job.
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    Ok xenophile you're right about dark skin not reflecting more sunlight, but I'm right about dark-skinned people needing more sunlight. These articles show that dark-skinned people need around 6 times more sun and so are at much more risk of vitamin d deficiency:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_s...t_environments
    http://www.mn.uio.no/fysikk/english/...rs-differ.html
    http://www.sunsmart.com.au/vitamin-d...n-d-deficiency
 
 
 
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