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The color of the human skin is due to a brown pigment called melanin. Pigmentation or coloration of the skin is dependent on the amount of melanin present in the skin. People with pale skin produce very little melanin and people with darker skin produce higher amounts of melanin. Pregnancy and sun exposure can also make skin darker, while infections, burns, and blisters can make skin lighter.
Vitamin D deficiency flagged as a major concern in South Asia

Vitamin D deficiency flagged as a major concern in South Asia

Indian study confirms vitamin D deficiency as risk factor for hip fracture

Indian study confirms vitamin D deficiency as risk factor for hip fracture

Vitamin D deficiency in African-American women can increase risk of aggressive breast cancer: Study

Vitamin D deficiency in African-American women can increase risk of aggressive breast cancer: Study

Zebrafish-yeast approach for studying copper deficiency, complex multifactorial diseases

Zebrafish-yeast approach for studying copper deficiency, complex multifactorial diseases

Tanning protects skin from harmful sun rays

Tanning protects skin from harmful sun rays

ARS research physiologist develops preliminary model that predicts individual's vitamin D requirements

ARS research physiologist develops preliminary model that predicts individual's vitamin D requirements

People with vitiligo may have less risk of developing malignant melanoma: Research

People with vitiligo may have less risk of developing malignant melanoma: Research

Skin cancer prevention measure increases hat use among fourth-graders

Skin cancer prevention measure increases hat use among fourth-graders

Vitamin D supplements might do more harm than good for African-American patients

Vitamin D supplements might do more harm than good for African-American patients

Supplementing vitamin D in people with low levels may have different effects based on patient race

Supplementing vitamin D in people with low levels may have different effects based on patient race

People with varicose veins should seek professional consultation

People with varicose veins should seek professional consultation

Varicose veins may signal potential dangerous blood clots

Varicose veins may signal potential dangerous blood clots

Findings point towards new therapeutic approach for breast and prostate cancer

Findings point towards new therapeutic approach for breast and prostate cancer

Researchers devise method to pinpoint key genetic variations under positive natural selection that may impact human health

Researchers devise method to pinpoint key genetic variations under positive natural selection that may impact human health

SkinMedica enters into a global license agreement with New York University

SkinMedica enters into a global license agreement with New York University

Findings provide new insight on skin pigmentation

Findings provide new insight on skin pigmentation

Women who wear veils risk vitamin D deficiency

Women who wear veils risk vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency could lead to heart problems

Vitamin D deficiency could lead to heart problems

No doubt: sun causes melanomas

No doubt: sun causes melanomas

New, single-exposure imaging tool puts biomedical imaging in palm of hands

New, single-exposure imaging tool puts biomedical imaging in palm of hands