alexa Bone metabolism before and after irradiation with ultraviolet light.
Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

Journal of Arthritis

Author(s): Falkenbach A, Unkelbach U, Boehm BO, Regeniter A, Stein J,

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Abstract The beneficial effects of ultraviolet light on cutaneous vitamin D synthesis, calcium metabolism, and bone formation are well known. Regarding the increasing fear of side effects from ultraviolet B (UV-B), lamps with less energy in the UV-B range have been developed. Two spectra with differences in the emission of UV-B have therefore been evaluated for their influence on calcium metabolism. A group of 24 healthy male volunteers was subdivided into two treatment groups. Group 1 was exposed to lamps with higher energy of total UV-B but less energy at the wavelengths below 300 nm than the lamps used in group 2. All subjects were irradiated ten times within 12 days. Exposure time was 3 min in the first session and time of exposure was increased by 10\% in every following irradiation (suberythematous doses only). Before the first irradiation, 3 days after the last exposure, and after 4 more weeks, the serum parameters of bone metabolism were determined by standard laboratory methods. Significantly increased levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 were found in both groups. There was only a slight increase of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. Parathyroid hormone decreased significantly in group 2 only. The data would suggest beneficial effects on bone metabolism for both regimens. The observed effects were more pronounced when shorter wavelengths (group 2) were applied, although the total energy of UV-B was lower in these lamps.
This article was published in Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol and referenced in Journal of Arthritis

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