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Recent Studies from Johnson and Johnson Skin Research Center Add New Data to Nutrients


By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Blood Weekly -- New research on Nutrients is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating in Skillman, New Jersey, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "Vitamin D(3) has been called the 'sunshine' vitamin since the formation of vitamin D is mediated by exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D(3) is linked to many health benefits, however serum levels of vitamin D(3) have been decreasing over the last few decades and the lower levels of vitamin D(3) may have consequences on normal physiology."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Johnson and Johnson Skin Research Center, "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 D(3)) 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."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Taken together our finding suggest a relationship between serum vitamin D(3) (25(OH)D) levels and hydration of the stratum corneum and further demonstrate the skin moisture benefit from topical application of vitamin D(3)."

For more information on this research see: Assessing the relationship between vitamin D3 and stratum corneum hydration for the treatment of xerotic skin. Nutrients, 2012;4(9):1213-8 (see also Nutrients).

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Russell, Johnson and Johnson Skin Research Center, CPPW, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc, Skillman, NJ 08558, United States.

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